01.11.2017 Railway Workers Will Support Movember Again
The period of November is characterized by the leaves falling and the gradual arrival of winter. In the recent years, however, this month and its end in particular is also known thanks to “removing the moustache”. The charitable event MOVEMBER is a worldwide action taking place several last years in the Czech Republic as well. The railway employees associated in the group with a peculiar name Drážňáci (Railway Workers) will support this charity again.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) will invest 184 million Czech Crowns to ensure a wheelchair accessibility of the Roztoky u Prahy Railway Station. To speed up the implementation of this project, SŽDC plans to take advantage of the amendment to the construction act enabling to merge the district territorial planning and authorization and construction licence procedures newly into a single application. The reconstruction of the Station part will bring a substantial improvement of travel conditions not only for immobile fellow citizens, but also, for example, mothers with prams as well. In addition to new platforms and lifts, it will also bring about the underpass modernization. In case of a trouble-free preparation, the construction can be carried out possibly in 2020.
31.10.2017 Management board meeting report
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Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) presented results of the Brno Railway Junction (BRJ) Feasibility Study settling, inter alia, the location of a new main railway station as a pivotal part of the reconstruction of the entire junction. Each suggested option of the BRJ brings about the added value of a different volume, albeit any suggested option shows significant benefits. The benefits will be felt mainly by the passengers, particularly by reducing the travelling times, enhancing the railway services and increasing travelling comfort considerably.
27.10.2017 2018 Timetable Published on the SŽDC Website
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) published on its website the 2018 Rail Passenger Transport Timetable valid for the period from 10 December 2017 to 8 December 2018. The tables containing each rail timetable can be found under the relevant reference at the web address www.szdc.cz.
24.10.2017 88 million Czech Crowns to be invested by SŽDC in the reconstruction of selected stations
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) launched the first investment of a bigger volume in the station buildings in Eastern and Western Bohemia. The total charge to be paid by the railway infrastructure administrator for the execution of construction projects in Hradec Králové Main Station, Turnov and Sokolov will amount to a sum of 88 million Czech Crowns. This includes the first of the list of about 150 passenger buildings intended for reconstruction by SŽDC before 2022. The other station reconstructions of a big volume will follow in the foreseeable period in other regions as well.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) started reconstruction works of two passenger buildings at the same time in the Olomouc Region. These projects became the first investment of a broader scope in the region to be followed by other projects next year. The reconstruction of the historically preserved Přerov Railway Station will focus mainly on the internal and external premises next to the first platform including the hall and the roof. The Lipník nad Bečvou Station building also awaits a comprehensive modernization. The required improvements of premises for passengers along with the revitalization of the external parts of the building are also taken into account. The total investment cost of both buildings amounts to less than 33 million CZK.
SŽDC completed the construction of a new railway stop Havířov střed. The final successful technical and safety test will allow regular and through trains to stop there starting Monday 16 October 2017 already. For hundreds of passengers from the neighbourhood, travelling by train is now considerably shorter. The construction was taking place since 1 March this year with costs for its implementation reaching almost up to 37 million Czech crowns.
Professor Andrew McNaughton, a strategic advisor to the Ministry of Transport in fulfilling the Rapid Service Development Program in the Czech Republic approved by the Government this year, visited Prague on 10 and 11 October. He met both representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in Prague.
10.10.2017 Modernised Main Station in Pardubice Will Bring Higher Comfort to Passengers, Trains Will Be Faster and More Silent
The Central Committee of the Ministry of Transport approved the project intent of modernisation of the railway junction Pardubice which was submitted by the future construction investor – Správa železniční dopravní cesty. Modernisation of railway infrastructure at Pardubice Main Station will allow decreasing noise and increasing speed of passing trains. Passengers will have at their disposal repaired centre platforms with barrier-free access, a new orientation system, station radio, lifts and escalators. Estimated investment costs will exceed CZK 4 billion. During the first phase, the construction will be financed from national resources; however, co-financing by the EU is also expected. The construction should be launched already in 2019; works will take three years to complete.