Modernisation of Brno-Královo Pole station is coming closer
Planned modernisation of the second busiest railway station in the South Moravian metropolis has reached its final stage. Správa železnic announced a competition for the contractor for the comprehensive reconstruction of the Brno-Královo Pole station and adjacent sections. The passenger facilities will undergo a major transformation and a modern transport terminal will be built. Construction work is expected to start this September and should be completed by the end of 2025.
German Railway (DB) opened new information centre for construction of high-speed line Prague – Dresden
The German railway infrastructure manager Deutsche Bahn has renovated the listed building of the “Pitch hut” in Heidenau, which from today serves as the new information centre for the high-speed line project (HSL) between Prague and Dresden. Visitors can enjoy a multimedia exhibition presenting the routing of the line or the construction of the Krušnohorský tunel (Ore Mountains Tunnel). Information panels are also devoted to geological works. Similarly, Správa železnic has been providing information about the project in the centre at the main station in Ústí nad Labem since last March.
Convenient boarding of trains from all platforms in Roudnice nad Labem
Today Správa železnic festively completed the reconstruction of platforms in Roudnice nad Labem. Thanks to the standard height of 550 millimetres above the track, they are located at the floor level of modern trains and are barrier-free. The companies Chládek & Tintěra and MONZAS have carried out the works in the station since August 2021. The total cost amounts to 425 million crowns.
Construction season is in full swing, impact on traffic will be lessened this year
This year's strongly pro-investments budget of 70 billion crowns enables the implementation of important and long-awaited constructions on the railway. The Minister of Transport Martin Kupka and the Director General of Správa železnic Jiří Svoboda presented the construction plan today. Exactly half of the 38 projects prepared for this year have already been launched. The reconstruction of lines and station buildings will require necessary traffic restrictions, but their impact will be lessened compared to last year.
Geodesists work on mapping documents for high-speed lines in Vysočina and Moravská brána
Geodetic work is well underway on two sections of the future high-speed railway lines (HSL) network. Accurate mapping documents are an integral part of the technical designs of the new railways being prepared and form a precursor to documentation for zoning decision or joint permit. Geodesists are now surveying sections of the VRT Vysočina fáze II (HSL Highlands Phase II) between Světlá nad Sázavou and Velká Bíteš and the VRT Moravská brána I (HSL Moravian Gate I) in the area between Brodek u Přerova and Prosenice. The work will last until November this year.
Busy section of 2nd railway corridor awaits complete reconstruction
Six-kilometre section of the corridor between Lipník nad Bečvou and Drahotuše will undergo modernisation, Správa železnic announced a competition for the construction contractor today. An important part of the planned investment is also the construction of a new branch line Jezernice, which will divide the intermediate station section and thus increase the capacity of the busy line and simplify the organisation of traffic during maintenance and emergencies.
Reconstruction of Adamov railway station finishes
Opening of the new car park near the station building marks the end of the reconstruction of the Adamov railway station. It included mainly the construction of two platforms and a new footbridge over the track facility connecting the station forecourt with Hybešova Street. The total investment costs of the construction exceeded CZK 1 billion.
Stations and stops between Brno and Blansko offer convenient access to trains
Today Správa železnic festively completed the modernisation of two sections of the first railway corridor for more than CZK 7 billion. In addition to the reconstruction of the railway infrastructure, the works from Brno to Adamov and between Adamov and Blansko also included the renovation of stops and rehabilitation of tunnels. The train service recommenced on 11 December last year after a year-long stop of operation, this year mainly finishing works were carried out.
Operational Programme Transport continues on railway, new period has started
The first construction of Správa železnic has secured funding under the next cycle of the Operational Programme Transport. At the end of March, the Ministry of Transport approved the first infrastructure project co-financed by the European Union from this programme for the period 2021–2027. This was the installation of the European Train Control System (ETCS) between Ústí nad Orlicí and Lichkov.
Thanks to Správa železnic's care, Fanta building is regaining its former splendour
Opening of the renovated premises in the historic Fanta building at Prague Main Station is approaching. Správa železnic is completing the restoration of the interiors of the Art Nouveau building, work on which began in autumn 2021. The premises, which are being restored to their original appearance under the conservationists supervision, were opened to the public today in an extraordinary way. The construction work will be completed in the summer and, once the building is given the final approval, the renovated halls are expected to be fully open in the autumn. For all the latest news, information about the lease and the history of the building, visit the new fantovabudova.cz website.