Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) completed one of its most important constructions on the territory of the capital of Prague and the Central Bohemia Region – modernisation of the railway line section Praha-Běchovice - Úvaly. The ambitious construction which was launched after many years of preparation on 17 October 2013 was successfully put into testing operation in May 2016.
All investigations carried out up to now and supported by subsequent tests and metallurgical analyses demonstrated that the character of the defect does not impact operation safety in any way. SŽDC can thus ensure rail operability with partial restrictions only.
29.07.2016 Revitalisation of the line Brno – Jihlava begins. Buses will be operating part of the line till December.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) started revitalising a substantial part of the railway line No 240. Construction works will take place in the 45.6 km long line section Zastávka u Brna – Krahulov. In this connection, a continuous line closure started today between railway stations Náměšť nad Oslavou and Okříšky for a period up to 8 December 2016.
28.07.2016 Preventive measures of the Railway Infrastructure Manager regarding ascertained defects on selected switches
Based on local investigation at Horažďovice Station where a defect consisting in a surface crack on tongues of some recently installed switches was ascertained during regular control, the Infrastructure Manager adopted immediate preventive measures: control of all parts from the same batch, a speed decrease, ensuring supervision and detailed daily situation controls.
21.07.2016 Increasing safety at railway crossings
Railway operation safety and therefore increasing safety at railway crossings as well is one of the main priorities of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration). Implacable statistics of accidents and tragic consequences of road cars’ collisions with trains at railway crossings require even more technical safeguarding such as detectors of obstacles, sequential tipping of barriers or intelligent camera systems. All safety measures adopted by the railway notwithstanding, correct behaviour of drivers and pedestrians, observance of given rules as well as prevention remains the key factor.
Both Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) and České dráhy (Czech Railways) participate in a long term on eliminating barriers and improving conditions for passengers with a physical handicap in railway transport. For passengers with a sight handicap, they gradually install leading or acoustic components and voice information systems at railway stations and in trains. Správa železniční dopravní cesty continues the work of České dráhy while eliminating barriers at passenger buildings and as their new owner it currently prepares setting unified and comprehensible rules for handicapped passengers in a project designated as Orientation and information system at railway stations and stops. The project involves also the Unified organisation for sightless and weak-eyed persons in the Czech Republic (SONS) and will concern both passenger buildings and underpasses, platforms and other publicly accessible premises of railway stations.
19.07.2016 SŽDC purchased energy for the whole transport branch on the stock exchange, electrical power and gas costs will decrease by 30 million Czech crowns
This year, the Ministry of Transport branch purchased again energy effectively on the stock exchange. The Ministry centralised its consumption with consumption of its organisations and purchased almost 300 thousand megawatt hours (MWh) of electrical power and more than 175 thousand MWh of natural gas for the next year by the intermediary of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration - SŽDC). The purchase was carried out in July on the Czech Moravian Commodity Exchange Kladno and allowed decreasing costs of the whole branch by 30 million Czech crowns from year to year.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Railway Infrastructure Administration) improved parameters of the railway line Kolín – Havlíčkův Brod in the section between stations Golčův Jeníkov – Vlkaneč. The main objective of this project is achieving a technical state for this line corresponding to EU parameters and standards.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Railway Infrastructure Administration) improved parameters of the so-called Sázava Pacific Train, i.e. the line Praha – Vrané nad Vltavou – Čerčany with a branch to Dobříš. The main objective of this project was achieving a technical state for this line corresponding to EU parameters and standards.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Railway Infrastructure Administration) reconstructed railway bridges on the single-track regional line Lovosice – Česká Lípa main station. Implementation of the project contributed to increase of traffic availability, shortening of travel times, and also provision of higher passenger comfort.