Správa železniční dopravní cesty (Railway Infrastructure Administration) can sign the contract with the supplier of the Rokycany-Plzeň Modernization soon and effectively start this important investment for Railway Corridor 3. This was made possible thanks to the decision of the Office for Protection of Competition’s Chairman Petr Rafaj from 12 June 2013. He confirmed hereby the previous decision of the Office on the right choice of the winning participant of this public tender and at the same time he rejected the appeal lodged by the unsuccessful contender for the contract.
The renovated Střelná tunnel, repaired tracks and new platforms in the Střelná station are a tangible outcome of the construction project taking place in the last 18 months on Railway Line 280, between Hranice na Moravě and Střelná, close to the Slovak border. During a ceremony held today, the project, which the European Union provided substantial funds for, was officially concluded by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (Rail Infrastructure Administration).
26.06.2013 The project “Modernization of the railway Ševětín – Veselí nad Lužnicí – Part II, Section Horusice – Veselí nad Lužnicí” was launched
Modernization of the next section of the 4th transit railway corridor from the Děčín state border through Prague, Benešov, and Tábor to České Budějovice and Horní Dvořiště state border was launched today. It is a section Horusice – Veselí nad Lužnicí, total construction length is 4.964 km. Modernization of the railway will bring double-track of the currently single-track railway, it will double transport capacity and thanks to increased speed up to 160 km/h it will shorten running times of trains. The construction project also includes redevelopment of the railway station and railway stop in Veselí nad Lužnicí.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration will start reconstruction of the viaduct Křenová in the centre of Brno in the middle of July that will take nearly a month. Necessary works will require complete interruption of operation on a very busy junction between railway stations Brno central station and Brno-Židenice station that is used by both, long-distance and regional trains. It is however not he only action influencing the operation of trains mainly in the period of summer holidays.
Modernization of the railway track between Tábor a Sudoměřice u Tábora has experienced opening ceremony today. This currently single-track section is part of the 4th transit railway corridor from the Děčín state border through Prague, Benešov, and Tábor to České Budějovice and Horní Dvořiště state border. Total construction length is 11.389 km.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration finished today festively the construction designated Reconstruction of Railway Station Bylnice – 1st construction. Its objective was reconstructing a substantial part of rails in Bylnice Station, situated on the lines tratích Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště – Vlárský průsmyk and Bylnice – Horní Lideč. The unfavourable state of railway superstructure could thus be eliminated, journey parameters of rails were improved as well
On 20 and 21June 2013, top representatives of the Visegrád V4 railway administrations met in the Hraniční zámeček hotel in Hlohovec for a two-day meeting during which they discussed mostly possibilities of mutual cooperation in the field of passenger transport liberalisation, financing its modernisation and developing and increasing competitiveness of the European railways. On the second day of their meeting shortly after 12.00 AM a festive signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by CEOs of the Visegrád V4 railway administrations took place. The main objective of this document on cooperation is increasing competitiveness of the European railways. Mr, Christian Kern, CEO of ÖBB-Holding AG , took part in this meeting as a guest if honour.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration together with the Ministry of Transport, the city of Třinec and Czech Railways opened festively a new railway stop Třinec centrum (Trzyniec Centrum), situated on the sections between railway stations Bystřice nad Olší – Třinec on Transit Railway Corridor III. The stop is situated not far from T. G. Masaryk Square. Servicing the city centre will thus improve which will contribute to a higher interest of city inhabitants in railway transport. This should be also helped by ne parking being currently built near the new railway stop.