Press releases

Taking risks? You will pay! Sometimes even with your life…
Liberec, 12 April 2016 – Today, the preventive safety event ”Taking risks? You will pay!“ took place, organised by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) and the Czech Police. Through this pilot event which took place on the territory of the Liberec Region, both institutions want to warn of risky behaviour of drivers and pedestrians while moving on the railway and at railway crossings.
A new Traffic Control Centre started operation in Prague
Prague, 7 April 2016 – The Railway Infrastructure administration festively completed the construction of technological premises for a new Traffic Control Centre in Prague. This project creates prerequisites for gradually introducing centralised remote traffic control within the whole Czech railway network.
Riding through Brno railway junction southern part is faster and more comfortable
Modřice, 7 April 2016 – Today, the Railway Infrastructure Administration festively completed modernisation of the line section Modřice - Brno-Horní Heršpice. The main asset of the project is especially a line speed increase and moreover higher comfort and safety for passengers.
Operation on the line Břeclav – Brno is safer and more economical
Přerov, 5 April 2016 – Today, the Railway Infrastructure Administration festively completed safety equipment modernisation on the line Břeclav – Brno. This project had as main objective an increase of operation safety on the railway by limiting the human factor influence and by introducing remote control for safety equipment (DOZ).
Reconstruction of the Ústí nad Orlicí railway junction is finished
Prague, 30 March 2016 – Ústí nad Orlicí railway station as well as connecting line sections have undergone a reconstruction. The three-year restriction concerned especially a speed increase. Trains can now pass the station at speeds up to 160 kph. The investor of this construction investor was the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC), the supplier EUROVIA CS.
Exceptional change of the railway passenger transport timetable as of 4 April
Prague, 29 March 2016 – The Railway Infrastructure Administration prepared as of Monday 4 April an exceptional change of the 2016 railway passenger transport timetable on the lines 010, 031, 148, 170, 181, 250, 270, 280, 320, 330 and the table of Special trains Česká Třebová – Hanušovice. This occurred based on requests of the carriers ČD and LEO Express.
Management board meeting report
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On Good Friday, trains will run according to adapted timetables
Prague, 10 March 2016 – An amendment of Act No 245/2000 Coll. took effectiveness during the validity of the current passenger railway transport timetable. According to this amendment, Good Friday on 25 March 2016 was officially declared a legal holiday. For this reason, some trains will be running differently than as marked in the timetables.
Fewer accidents on the Czech railway in the last year
Prague, 1 March 2016 – Last year, 916 accidents with 234 fatalities occurred on the network operated by the Railway Infrastructure Administration. Both these numbers demonstrate a decrease compared to the previous period. On the contrary, estimated physical damage increased considerably, namely twice compared to 2014. This was caused especially by the collision of the Pendolino train with a truck at the Studénka railway crossing in July which was the most tragic event of the last year in several aspects.
Management board meeting report
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