Press releases

19.11.2019
SŽDC Presented Assessments of the Výtoň Bridge
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) presented conclusions of the assessment prepared by the Klokner Institute of the Czech Technical University concerning works carried out up to now on the Výtoň Bridge in Prague to representatives of the historical monuments care from the Ministry of Culture. The conclusions consisted primarily in diagnostics and assessing the current state of the bridge. The document contains also a suggested solution, prepared by Professor Eugen Brühwiler from Switzerland.
19.11.2019
Prague Will Have another Quadruple-Track Line Section
Reconstruction of an important connecting line between Prague and Beroun along Berounka River begins. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) festively launched the line optimization in the Praha-Smíchov - Praha-Radotín. This will being another quadruple-track section to the capital, Radotín Station will experience a substantial change and the stop Velká Chuchle will move closer to the inhabited built-up area. The investment with total costs exceeding CZK 3 billion will last up to July 2022.
18.11.2019
SŽDC Will Complete Reconstruction of More than 80 Station Buildings up to 2022
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) intensely prepares reconstructions and repairs of more passenger buildings throughout the Czech Republic. Construction works on sixty station buildings at minimum will result in higher comfort and travelling culture including modern dispatch premises and barrier-free access. SŽDC thus fulfils the Programme declaration of the government from June last year precisely in the field of station buildings’ repairs and reconstructions.
18.11.2019
SŽDC Invests in the South of Bohemia into Corridor Modernization and Passenger Buildings’ Repairs
Billions of Czech crowns are currently being invested into modernization of the railway infrastructure in South Bohemia Region. Most financial resources are being directed into reconstruction of two sections of the Czech Rail Transit Corridor between Prague and České Budějovice. At the same time, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) prepares reconstruction of this corridor’s last section leading from Ševětín to the border of the South Bohemian capital. A vast amount of financial resources is also designed for repairs of passenger buildings; next year, construction works will start e.g. at České Budějovice Main Station, in Tábor or Veselí nad Lužnicí.
18.11.2019
SŽDC Opened Three More Repaired Station Buildings in Central Bohemia
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) completed renovating three passenger buildings on a part of the “Sázava Pacific” train line between Ledečko and Zruč nad Sázavou in Central Bohemia. Repairs of station buildings were related to a complete line reconstruction in this section which was completed this June.
18.11.2019
Trains near Teplice Will Ride Faster, People from Litvínov Will Acquire a Direct Connection to the Region Capital
The railway in the Krušné hory (Ore Mountains) area ín the Ústí nad Labem Region expects a substantial change in the period to come. Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) started modernizing several localities in the neighbourhood of Teplice. The works’ completion will bring not only higher line speed, operation safety and travelling comfort but thanks to electrification also a possibility of a direct connection of Litvínov with the region capital. A festive launch of three constructions concerned took place today in Teplice.
18.11.2019
ETCS System Installation on Main Lines in Prague and Neighbourhood Launched
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) continues introducing the European Train Control System (ETCS) on its network. In a year already, it will be installed in the line section Český Brod - Praha-Uhříněves. The festive launch of this project having as objective to put the modern train control system on the line from Kralupy nad Vltavou through Prague to Kolín into operation took place today in Prague.
06.11.2019
Reconstruction of Line Lysá nad Labem – Čelákovice Begins. A New Bridge Will Span over Labe River
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) continues modernizing the line No 231. After recently completing the Čelákovice Station reconstruction, it festively launched today the optimization of a connecting section to Lysá nad Labem. Its most important part will be a construction of a new railway bridge over Labe River near the Čelákovice-Jiřina railway stop. Total estimated investment costs exceed CZK 1.8 billion; the reconstruction should be completed in the first half of 2022.
04.11.2019
Trains Will Arrive from Louny Centre to Lovosice in One Hour
Increasing line speed up to 100 kph was the result of revitalization of the line from Louny to Lovosice which was festively completed today by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC). Besides decreasing journey times, it also brought higher comfort for passengers at reconstructed railway stations and stops as well as higher operation safety. The construction was launched in April last year with total cost exceeding CZK 1.2 billion.
23.10.2019
Geodesists Chart Territory for High-Speed Line from Praha-Běchovice to Poříčany
Employees from companies with which Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) concluded contracts on carrying out geodetic bearing of the terrain are already in the field between Prosenice and Ostrava-Svinov (HSL Moravian Gate), Modřice and Šakvice (HSl South Moravia) and since the end of September also between Praha-Běchovice and Poříčany (HSL Polabí). They prepare geodetic and map documentation for up to 130 kilometres of new lines.