Press releases

New HSLmobile heads to regions to promote preparation of high-speed lines
Already in April, the new VRTmobil (HSLmobile) will head to the regions to bring the preparation of high-speed lines (HSL) closer to the people in their vicinity. Its main objective is to strengthen the communication of the project. The mobile information centre was presented for the first time today at the conference Železnice 2023 (Railway 2023) organised by SUDOP Praha together with Správa železnic.
Railway station Opava západ serves passengers again, Traffic Police moves in
Completely reconstructed building of the railway station Opava západ (Opava West) was opened today. The new foyer, ticket office and sanitary facilities offer a comfortable and barrier-free environment to passengers. At the same time, dozens of Opava Traffic Police officers are moving into the building. The total investment costs amounted to CZK 104 million. Works were carried out by the company Metrostav DIZ.
We search for ETCS contractor for more than 100 km section on Elbe's left bank
Správa železnic has announced a tender for the design and implementation of the ETCS installation on a more than 100-kilometre-long section from the state border with Germany to Kralupy nad Vltavou. This is the first contract in the field of the introduction of the European train control system, which addresses the construction directly for the exclusive operation of ETCS, including subsequent servicing throughout the lifetime of the equipment. The selected contractor will then carry out the construction work, certification of the entire system and its maintenance after the completion of the designs and acquisition of the relevant permits. Total investment cost of the project is CZK 11.8 billion.
Full expert reports on Výtoň Bridge are publicly available now
Správa železnic, in agreement with the Ministry of Transport, publishes the complete text of the expert reports prepared by the experts who participated in the technical colloquium on the future form of the bridge at Výtoň. They are now freely available for all interested parties at
Správa železnic completed another stage of Přerov railway junction reconstruction
Second construction in the Přerov railway junction, which followed the earlier reconstruction of the entire railway station, was completed, it included the reconstruction of the Dluhonice overtaking station and adjacent line sections. The modernisation significantly improved travel comfort, increased safety and made trains run faster.
Reconstruction of the Vsetín station moves to the very city centre
Future common check-in terminal, which will replace the existing station building, is growing rapidly in Vsetín. A new technological building is built in the station area and the foundations of a multi-storey car park are being concreted. While last year was mainly marked by the reconstruction of the tracks towards Velké Karlovice, this year will see the modernisation of the track facility, the construction of a terminal and a pedestrian underpass directly in the station.
Freight trains will return to the railway bridge over the Elbe tomorrow
First trains will start using the reconstructed line section between the stations Děčín východ (Děčín East) and Děčín-Prostřední Žleb tomorrow, which plays an important role in freight transport between the Czech Republic and Germany. One of the biggest challenges for the builders was the replacement of the more than 100-year-old steel structure of the bridge over the Elbe River and the complete rehabilitation of the Děčín Tunnel.
High-speed line in South Moravia will connect to the existing corridor near Rakvice
Správa železnic has announced another contract related to the preparation of a network of high-speed lines (HSL, or VRT in Czech). The designers will propose an almost 11 km long extension of the planned HSL in South Moravia in the details of the documentation for zoning decision. New connection to the existing corridor near Rakvice will enable smoother train operation and will also be more capacious compared to the original exit near Šakvice.
Railway artery through Vysočina (Highlands Region) awaits its modernisation
After a two-year period of heavy loading, the important link between Brno and Prague through Vysočina is awaiting extensive modernisation. Tender preparations for the contractor of the reconstruction of the sections between Vlkov u Tišnova and Křižanov and Přibyslav and Pohled are being finalised. The station Vlkov u Tišnova is also waiting for a comprehensive reconstruction. Preparatory construction works should start in November this year, the most demanding stage with its impact on operation will come in 2024. The total investment costs of all three constructions will exceed CZK 6.9 billion.
We are already designing more than 300 kilometres of high-speed lines
Správa železnic has concluded another contract on design works for the future network of high-speed lines (HSL, or VRT in Czech). Technical design will be provided for the section of the VRT Střední Čechy (HSL Central Bohemia) between Poříčany and Světlá nad Sázavou, which will become part of the line from Prague to Brno. As of today, the designers are preparing in detail more than 300 kilometres of new lines.