Press releases

Reconstruction of the Dispatch Building in České Budějovice Begins
Správa železnic has selected the contractor for the reconstruction of the České Budějovice dispatch building. It became the company Metrostav – EDIKT – AVERS, formed by the mentioned companies. The total renewal of the listed building, which will retain its historical character after the completion of the work and will become a dignified gateway to the South Bohemian metropolis, is going to cost CZK 689,485,000 without VAT.
DB Netz and Správa železnic Call a Tender on a Project Management for a New Line Dresden – Prague.
DB Netz and Správa železnic have published an invitation to the tender for project management in common planning space as a part of the project New railway service Dresden – Prague. Tender fulfilment for the pre-project preparation phase is estimated between 2020-2024.
Správa železnic Increases Security of Dozens Further Crossings This Year
Throughout the country, Správa železnic is increasing the level of security at level crossings, which have been identified as potentially risky in terms of possible collisions between cars and railway vehicles. It includes the addition of warning lights, the installation of barrier crossbars and also new technologies of composite crossbars with LED diodes.
Railway Transport Restrictions Affect Long-Distance and Regional Trains
Based on the Governments decision, all cross-border and long distance international railway transport of passengers was stopped as of Saturday 14 March. As of Friday 20 March and Saturday 21 March, a reduction of domestic long-distance transport ordered by the State started taking place; some commercial trains dispatched by individual carriers also stopped running.
Cooperation Agreement between Správa železnic and SNCF Will Speed Up and Make the Preparation of HSL Cheaper
Today, Správa železnic signed an agreement with SNCF on the provision of services in preparation for the construction of high-speed lines (HSL) in the Czech Republic. The agreement is another logical and follow-up step that will ensure continuous control of documentation for zoning decisions and continuation of works on next technical regulations, which will enable not only further stages of HSL project preparation in the future, but also their construction, putting into operation, regular operation and maintenance.
Intelligent Level Crossing Cameras Start Operating in the Middle of May
The next intelligent camera will be installed at a level crossing on 18 May. Following the pilot project in Úvaly u Prahy, the second smart camera will be monitoring drivers´ offences at the railway crossing in Uhersko. Records of this device will assist the Czech Police in administrative proceedings against offenders. In extreme cases, an undisciplined driver can lose his driving licence.
ETCS Will Cover Hundreds of Additional Kilometres of Czech Railway Lines Soon
Správa železnic continues to implement the single European Train Control System (ETCS) on its network. It will soon be acquired by a part of the Third transit corridor, section Pilsen (excl.) – Cheb, where the work has moved from the preparatory phase to implementation. A total of 111 km of the railway line will be covered. The work continues intensively also on the sections Praha-Uhříněves – Votice and Kralupy nad Vltavou – Praha – Kolín.
Market Research concerning the project of establishing a European Train Control System (ETCS)
Správa železnic, in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, is preparing market research that should assist in designing a project for establishing a level 2 ETCS in the track segment “Czech-German border – Děčín – Ústí nad Labem – Kralupy nad Vltavou”.,
Works on the Extension of the Underpass at the Prague Main Station Will Begin in May
Správa železnic has chosen a company for the extension of the northern underpass at the Prague Main Station. The association of companies named “MTS+HT CZ – Podchody hl. n.”, whose partners are Metrostav a.s. and HOCHTIEF CZ a.s., will realize the construction for CZK 219.55 million. Works will begin in May 2020 and extension of the underpass will shorten the journey from the city centre to neighbouring municipal districts for the first pedestrians in August next year.
Corridor Section Velim – Poříčany Awaits Reconstruction
Správa železnic has chosen the contractor of the Velim – Poříčany railway section that belongs to the most frequented parts of the Czech railway network. The construction will be co-financed from the CEF Transport Blending programme which is a combination of European CEF fund and a loan from European Investment Bank (EIB). The construction with total investment costs of CZK 3.83 billion will be carried out by an association of companies SWIETELSKY Rail CZ and Subterra, joint stock company.