Ministry of Environment Extended Positive EIA Standpoint to Reconstruction of Nemanice – Ševětín Section
Správa železnic successfully continues its intense preparations of another and final construction on Czech Rail Transit Corridor IV in the Nemanice – Ševětín section. Last October, it acquired a valid territorial decision and on 14 February 2020, the Ministry of Environment extended the EIA positive standpoint by five more years.
Variants of Střešovice Tunnels will be assessed by International Experts
Knowledgeable world experts in tunnel construction will become involved in dealing with the most challenging railway section between Dejvice and Veleslavín leading to the airport. Správa železnic announced this on Thursday 20 February 2020 during a public meeting of the Prague 6 city part Municipal Council where it presented all solutions being under consideration.
Reconstruction of Passenger Building at Třebíč Launched, to be completed in a Year
Správa železnic launched a complex reconstruction of the passenger building at Třebíč Station. Works will last till February next year; they include both adaptations of the building’s cladding including the facade with heating and modernization of the interior together with dispositional changes. Total investment costs of the construction amount to CZK 27.5 million.
Správa železnic Noted 296 Events during the Sabine Storm
In connection with the Sabine storm (in English called Ciara) which stroke the majority of the Czech Republic’s territory at the beginning of this week, Správa železnic noted 296 events in total, from which operation was stopped in 192 cases. In the vast majority, operation was stopped due to trees fallen on the railway line. Fortunately, only in eight cases trains collided with tress, which is good news. Total damage amounted almost to CZK 9 million.
The Budget of Správa železnic Increased by More than Four Billion Czech Crowns
The Committee of the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure approved a change of the total sum of resources for 2020 for Správa železnic. It concerns an increase of CZK 4.2 billion in total; the original sum of CZK 39.2 billion thus rose to CZK 43.4 billion.
Deboreč Tunnel is bored in its Whole Length
Today, Správa železnic festively completed the boring of Deboreč Tunnel. It is 660 metres long and is an important part of the Sudoměřice u Tábora – Votice line modernization. In the future, it will contribute to shortening journey times of trains. Works on the tunnel as well as on the whole modernized section continue in a high pace.
Increasing Speed on the Czech Railway Shows in Shorter Journey Times of Trains
Trains on the Czech railway start accelerating thanks to a finalization of investments of Správa železnic with one of their results being a line speed increase. Journey times decrease not only on modernized main routes but also on reconstructed regional lines.
Správa železnic Will Add Barriers to 39 More Level Crossings This Year
Správa železnic follows its trend of increasing safety at railway crossings with roads and will add barriers to 39 more level crossings this year. Statistics of exceptional events caused by road car drivers at level crossings demonstrate that this approach was truly successful. The infrastructure manager continues with prevention as well; last week, it launched new information videos “A safe railway” focused namely on road car drivers’ behaviour at railway crossings.
Správa železnic Will Reconstruct Žďár nad Sázavou Railway Station
Správa železnic will reconstruct a part of Žďár nad Sázavou railway station and the connected line curve in direction to Sázava u Žďáru. Besides the railway superstructure and substructure, the catenary one kilometre long is also going to be renewed. Signalling equipment will be modified as well. In order to minimize impacts on passengers, single-track operation will be preserved during construction works. The construction should be completed in June next year.
Trains will Accelerate Not only while passing through the Dluhonice Overtaking Station
Správa železnic continues reconstructing the Přerov junction. After a complex reconstruction of the railway station as such, the overtaking station Dluhonice nearby and adjoining sections between stations have their turn now. The completion of construction works at the end of next year will allow faster train rides both in direction from Prague to Ostrava and to central Moravia as well as on Czech Rail Transit Corridor II which connects southern and northern Moravia. All railway crossings will be closed and replaced by a road overpass and footbridges for pedestrians. Total investment costs amount almost to CZK 3.8 billion.