According to an old tradition, a statue of St. Barbara, patron saint of all miners, was laid in the portal of the tunnel newly being built at Ejpovice. With the participation of top representatives of the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation, and the Metrostav and Subterra companies, a christening of a special tunnel boring machine (mole) S-799 over 110 metres long designed to dig the longest two tunnels in the Czech Republic under Homolka and Chlum Hills took place as well. Each of the tunnels will exceed 4 kilometres.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration prepared an exceptional change of the passenger transport timetable as of Monday 2 February 2015 on 15 railway lines altogether. This change took place especially in relation to closures at Prague Main Station due to a reconstruction of roofing above Platforms No 1 – 4.
09.01.2015 The Railway Infrastructure Administration issues a warning against false changes in suppliers’ bank accounts
The Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) became a victim of fraud at the end of last year. In December 2014, it received an official request to change the numbers of selected bank accounts for one of its suppliers. It subsequently discovered, however, that this change in bank details was false.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration completed construction works in the premises of Uherský Brod railway station as part of the second stage of the local transport terminal’s construction. Passenger can thus already use a new platform directly connected to the bus stop being currently built. The main construction investor is the city of Uherský Brod; the project’s implementation was supported by the Czech-Swiss Cooperation Programme.
16.12.2014 The boom in suburban stops is continuing
On Monday 15th December, trains will begin stopping at the new Chýně jih train stop, the opening of which is part of a project involving the construction of a number of suburban stops. The Rudná zastávka, Chýně, Jinočany, Hostivice-Sadová and Hostivice-U hřbitova train stops have all been in operation since 1st September. The Railway Infrastructure Administration and the Central Bohemian Region have jointly invested tens of millions of crowns in this project.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration has launched testing operation at the new Prague-Kačerov train stop. Passenger trains began stopping there since the change in the timetable which came into effect on Sunday. The main benefit of the structure is a direct connection of the railway with the metro line and other components of the city’s public mass transport system. The access to the train is connected to the underpass under Michelská Street which is already part of the Kačerov metro station. The project also reckons with a connection to the bus lines.
12.12.2014 Trains are to return to several lines on Sunday, in April they will arrive to Ostrava Airport
Mid-December is usually a period of great changes in public transport. On the Czech railway, the new timetable is prepared by the Railway Infrastructure Administration, based on requirements from individual transport operators. Most of the trains – 8,457 of them – are operated traditionally by České dráhy (Czech Railways), the other carriers operate 477 trains in total.
Český Těšín railway station has been undergoing overall reconstruction for a year already. A managers’ control day took place today. The Investor of this construction with a value exceeding one billion Czech crowns is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, the works’ supplier is the association of companies Subterra and Metrostav.