Press releases

SŽDC Opened a Tender for Elaborating Documentation for a Territorial Decision to the HSL First Section
Today, SŽDC published the tender for elaborating documentation for issuing a decision on positioning a construction of the first high-speed line in the Czech Republic in the section Praha-Běchovice – Poříčany (HSL Polabí).
Feasibility Study Prague – Mladá Boleslav – Liberec Has Been Approved
The feasibility study suggesting a better railway connection between Prague, Mladá Boleslav and Liberec in a variant with modernization of the sections Praha-Vysočany – Všetaty and Lysá nad Labem/Nymburk – Mladá Boleslav – Bakov nad Jizerou including new constructions of the so-called Všejany, Bezděčín and Dalovice connections has been approved in mid-December by the Central Committee of the Ministry of Transport. After many years of verifications, a technical solution was found which could be justified economically and Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) can continue with investment preparations.
Big Reconstruction of Station Building at České Budějovice Draws Near
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) opens a tender for a supplier to reconstruct the passenger building at České Budějovice station. The public order includes a total renovation of this listed building which will keep its historical shape even after the reconstruction and thus will become a dignified entrance gate to the South Bohemian capital. At the same time, adjoining outside premises will be revitalized as well. Construction works should be launched in the first half of next year.
SŽDC Acquired another Territorial Decision for Building a Railway Line to the Airport
Building administrations issued a territorial decision for Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) concerning another line section being a part of the project Modernization of the line Prague-Kladno with a connection to Václav Havel Airport, more specifically between the new railway stop Praha-Výstaviště and the railway station Praha-Bubny.
SŽDC Invests over CZK 1.1 Billion into Reconstruction and Modernization of Railway Crossings This Year
Continuous railway operation safety increase and even better equipment of railway crossings is one of the priorities of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC). This year, it will invest more than CZK 1.1 billion into this area. Besides that, over CZK 650 million were invested into repairs and maintenance of current railway crossings.
Passengers Will Start Using a New Stop at Písek
Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) festively opened a new stop Písek jih. Passengers will start using it as of 15 December with the new timetable validity start. The stop will be used not only by regular trains between Tábor and Ražice but also newly introduced through trains connecting Tábor with Strakonice. Total investment costs amounted to a sum of CZK 25.8 million.
SŽDC Concluded a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Czech Police
Mr. Jiří Svoboda, Director General of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC), and Mr. Jan Švejdar, Chief of Police of the Czech Republic, signed today a Memorandum of Cooperation. This concerns especially increasing safety at railway level crossings and in passenger buildings as well as using SŽDC buildings by the Czech Police.
Shifted Stop Chrást u Plzně obec Will Improve Travelling Comfort
As of 15 December, boarding and disembarking trains at the stop Chrást u Plzně obec will improve. This was achieved by its shifting from a curve with a small radius to a straight track which allowed building an elevated platform with a standard height of 550 millimetres above the rail here. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) arranged a festive opening of this shifted stop situated in a village near the West Bohemian capital.
SŽDC Opens a Tender for an Underpass Extension at Prague Main Station
In the days to come, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) will open a public tender for an underpass extension at Praha hlavní nádraží (Prague Main Station). The tender also includes building a connection for passengers leading to the buildings of the adjoining commercial centre with another connection to Winston Churchill Square. Works should be launched next May and completed in August 2021. The public tender’s estimated value equals CZK 142 million.
Havlíčkův Brod Has Two More Platforms Reconstructed
More comfortable access to platforms and trains’ boarding was provided by a construction which was festively completed today by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in Havlíčkův Brod. Works at the most important railway junction in Vysočina Region were going on since August last year having as objective a reconstruction of Platforms No 1 and 4 and adjoining tracks.