Press releases

Architectonic Contest Near Its Finale
The international jury decided today on the winning design for the architectonic solution of Praha-Veleslavín railway station. During a two-day session, it evaluated five final designs which moved from Phase 1. The contest was announced by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in connection with the preparation and elaboration of the project ”Modernization and New Construction of the Line Praha-Veleslavín (included) – Praha-Letiště Václava Havla”.
Another Construction Launched on Corridor IV, Line Soběslav – Doubí Will Get Straightened
The reconstruction of Czech Transit Rail Corridor IV from Prague to South Bohemia enters its final phase. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) festively launched modernization of last but one section between Soběslav and Doubí u Tábora. The construction with total costs exceeding CZK 4 billion will last until 2023. Due to the fact that this will be mostly a new line construction, it will have a minimal impact on passengers.
Kolín Prides Itself with a New Passenger Building
After a year-long complete reconstruction, Kolín ranks among more Central Bohemia cities embellished by a new passenger building. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) festively completed the reconstruction works. The administration building and outer premises also underwent adaptations for a total price of CZK 76 million.
Two-day Geologic Workshop within the Czech-Saxon Cooperation Project
A two-day workshop of the project Cross-border cooperation for the development of railway transport Saxony – Czech Republic focused on geological survey took place on 8 – 9 October 2019. Under the geologists’ guidance, the project partners and invited guests visited gradually more than a dozen localities on both sides of the Czech-German border. Achieved results will help in preparing a high-speed connection between capitals of both countries.
SŽDC Presented the Current State of High-Speed Line Praha – Brno – Ostrava Preparation
One of the main priorities of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in the field of railway infrastructure construction is ensuring the implementation of the governmental Programme of Rapid Service connections development in the Czech Republic. To ensure its successful preparation and implementation, intense cooperation of SŽDC with state administration represented especially by the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Regional Development and bodies of regional and local authorities is necessary. That is why the infrastructure manager prepared for this year a project of presentation meetings named Current state of preparation of high-speed lines (HSL) in the Czech Republic which continued today in Brno.
SŽDC Continues with Intense Preparations for Polabí HSL
At the end of September, the contract on geodetic bearing of the high-speed line Praha-Běchovice – Poříčany (HSL Polabí) was published in the Register of Contracts. The supplier of works for a price of almost CZK 10 million will be the company GEFOS. Geodesists will be working in the field up to the end of the year; they will hand in results of their work next March. Geodetic documents will speed up considerably the elaboration of documentation for a territorial decision.
SŽDC Launches an Interactive Map of Constructions
As of this day, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) has a new interactive map of constructions on the Czech railway network. It is available on the SŽDC website homepage and offers an overview of unfinished or prepared constructions embedded. It will be gradually extended with the growing number of projects in preparation.
Preliminary Market Consultation to Elaborate Feasibility Study for Railway Junction Praha
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) considers infrastructure modernization together with development of its conventional railway network as well as Rapid Service (RS) as one of its top priorities. Due to the current state of the railway junction Praha (RJP) and the need of verifying its possible development for purposes of handling prospective transport demand both in passenger and in freight transport, SŽDC prepares a tender Feasibility study for RJP including RS which will also include a preliminary market consultation planned for 8 October 2019.
Corridors near Praha Underwent Repairs
During past months, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) carried out repairs on several corridor lines in Praha and Central Bohemia. Works were going on in the section Poříčany – Praha-Libeň, Praha – Vraňany and lastly between Praha-Hostivař and Votice.
Repairs of Passenger Building at České Budějovice Will Start Next Year
The planned reconstruction of the passenger building at České Budějovice Station is near its implementation. The Central Committee of the Ministry of Transport already approved the project intent. SŽDC will open a tender for a supplier up to the end of the year, construction works will start during 2020. Extensive repairs and modernization of the listed building dating from 1908 will cost CZK 585 million.