Press releases

27.04.2020
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.
24.04.2020
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.
23.04.2020
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.
21.04.2020
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.
15.04.2020
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”.,
09.04.2020
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.
01.04.2020
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.
30.03.2020
Market Research concerning the project of establishing a European Train Control System (ETCS)
Správa železnic, in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, has prepared a market research that should assist in designing a project for establishing a level 2 ETCS in the track segment “National border Germany – Děčín – Ústí nad Labem – Kralupy nad Vltavou”.
24.03.2020
Electrification of Line Brno – Střelice Draws Near
In several weeks already, the first stage of the long awaited electrification of the line from Brno to Zastávka u Brna could start. Správa železnic already acquired a building permit for the first section from Brno to Střelice and is choosing a supplier of construction works. The project’s objective is a reconstruction and electrification of asection approximately ten kilometres long from Brna-Horní Heršpice to Střelice. Line speed will increase up to 120 kph, passengers will have two new stops at their disposal. Total investment costs of the construction exceed CZK two billion, works should last 21 months. During the second stage, a second track will be added to the connecting section from Střelice to Zastávka u Brna and it will be electrified.
23.03.2020
Správa železnic called a Tender for Beroun Passenger Building Reconstruction
Správa železnic called a tender for a supplier to reconstruct the passenger building in Beroun. The estimated price for modernizing a complex of three connected buildings – the departure hall, the administration building and operational premises is CZK 244.6 million. This is the second tender called by Správa železnic within this project.