Press releases

17.12.2019
Preliminary Market Consultation to New Dresden - Prague Railway Line Project Attracted Foreign Suppliers
On Wednesday 15 January 2020, a preliminary market consultation took place in Prague, focused on informing potential suppliers about the mode of opening public tenders which will be implemented by Správa železnic and DB Netz AG within common preparation of the cross-border Krušné hory (Ore Mountains) tunnel.
16.12.2019
An International Jury Selected the Winning Proposal of the Architectonic Contest for Praha-Veleslavín Station
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) presented the winning proposal for the future shape of Praha-Veleslavín railway station which has been recommended for implementation by the architectonic contest international jury. It was announced by SŽDC in connection with the preparation and elaboration of the project Modernization and new construction of the line Praha-Veleslavín – Praha-Letiště Václava Havla (Prague-Václav Havel Airport).
09.12.2019
Regular Passenger Transport Returns to Židlochovice after Forty Years
On Sunday 15 December, the first regular trains will ride on the renewed railway line between Hrušovany u Brna and Židlochovice. Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) carried out its complete reconstruction and electrification. This allowed introducing direct trains from the regional capital. Passengers at Židlochovice Station will have at their disposal two new platforms; at Hrušovany u Brna, one centre and one external platform was built. All of them have a boarding edge at a standard height of 550 millimetres above the rail.
09.12.2019
Extensive Reconstruction of Signalling Equipment at Brno near Its End
Next Sunday already, all trains which had to be diverted to other railway stations due to several constructions of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in the South Moravian capital will return to Brno Main Station. The most important investment was a reconstruction of signalling equipment; besides that, two historical bridges and a part of the station trackage with more than twenty switch points were reconstructed. All of this for a price exceeding CZK 2 billion. Co-financing is assured by the European Union under the Operational programme Transport 2014–2020.
09.12.2019
Trains Returned to Repaired Line Železný Brod – Tanvald
Repairs on the line Železný Brod - Tanvald were going on since the beginning of September. Besides works on the railway superstructure and substructure, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) carried out also repairs of the platforms at Velké Hamry Station and at three more stops. The total value of works amounts to CZK 409 million.
09.12.2019
The Railway to Ruzyně Airport Project Has Its First Territorial Decision
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) achieved an important progress in preparation of the Prague – Kladno line modernization with a connection to Václav Havel Airport. It acquired a territorial decision for the line section Kladno – Kladno-Ostrovec and already prepares documentation for a building permit. Within this step of the building permit acquisition procedure, the investor wants to cooperate with the Kladno City Hall especially on the shape of the Kladno město railway stop. Modernization of the line consists especially in building a second track and adapting railway stations and stops.
02.12.2019
Feasibility Study for New Line Prague – Beroun Has Been Approved
The Central Committee of the Ministry of Transport approved the feasibility study verifying the new route primarily between Prague and Beroun with a recommendation for further preparation of the new line Praha-Smíchov/Braník Bridge – Beroun. Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) simultaneously continues implementing and preparing constructions within the optimization of the current line Praha-Smíchov - Beroun.
25.11.2019
Fast trains at Pačejov Will Not Have to Brake, New Platforms Will Be Added to Faster Tracks
Pačejov Station in the vicinity of Klatovy will not be a notional brake on the railway line from České Budějovice to Plzeň anymore. While trains had to slow down to 65 kph up to now, they will be able to run at speeds of 100 kph after the completion of repairs which were festively launched today by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC). Works should be finished in June 2021 with total investment costs equalling CZK 1 billion.
21.11.2019
SŽDC Co-organizes the 15th UIC World Security Congress
On 21 and 22 November, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) organizes together with the International Union of Railways (UIC) the 15th World Security Congress. The theme of this year’s Congress, held for the first time in the Czech Republic, is safety and security at railway stations. The Congress is being held under the auspices of Mr. Vladimír Kremlík, Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic
20.11.2019
SŽDC Successfully Completed Preparation of the First Blending Call Programme Project
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) moved to a further step in preparing the first project implemented within the Blending Call Programme and called a tender for a supplier of the construction designated as “Velim – Poříčany, BC“.