01.10.2013 The Railway Infrastructure Administration Director General retained his position of the international organization CER Vice-Chairman for the next term of office
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is undoubtedly the most important railway international organization including both companies dealing with railway transport as such and railway infrastructure managers. During the General Assembly in Zagreb a new Management Committee has been elected for the next term of office. The position of Vice-Chairman was retained by Mr. Jiří Kolář, Director General of RIA.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) will be able to start the second stage of TSI-TAF implementation into its information systems. This was possible by the decision of the Minister of Transport approving the project for co-financing by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund within the Operational Programme Transport (OPT). Total project expenses will amount 40 million CZK. The rate of support from OPT amount to 16.872,500 CZK at maximum which equals 42,5% of eligible costs. Up to 7,5% of the costs will be paid from the state budget, i.e. 2.977,500 CZK at maximum. The remaining part equalling 20.150,000 CZK will be paid by RIA from its own resources. This operation will be taking up the first stage which was festively finished this May.
26.09.2013 The Railway Infrastructure Administration attracts future employees by introducing its professions to young students.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) prepares a day-long event called “Student Cup SŽDC “ (RIA Student Cup) for the end of September, having as objective to increase interests of students in technical high-school fields of study and to introduce railway professions in an entertaining form. The railway administration thus tries to find future employees precisely for technical fields problematic for human resources. Therefore RIA Student Cup is focused on students of the 8th and 9th class of primary schools who are going to choose their future profession in the weeks to come.
Improving parameters of the line Hranice na Moravě – Horní Lideč is the objective of the reconstruction that will be carried out this autumn by the Railway Infrastructure Administration. Works on one track between the Vsetín and Vlašská Polanka will result i.a. in a calmer train ride, enabled by building a continuous welded rail.
18.09.2013 The Railway Infrastructure Administration starts a pilot project which will improve safety of railway crossings
Today the Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) investment campaign Crossings in the Rumburk – Dolní Poustevna section, pilot project was festively initiated with an intent of modernizing safety equipment on the first thirteen railway crossings. This project being co-financed by the European Union set as objective to modernize several hundreds of technically outdated railway crossings in the years to follow. By this step, the Railway Infrastructure Administration once again brings contributes to increasing safety on the railway.
Investments into railway infrastructure within the Czech-German Lubahn Project will ensure more attractive cross-border train connection in the Nisa Euro-Region. On the Czech territory, Platform No 5 in Liberec station will be reconstructed and a new railway stop Varnsdorf staré nádraží (Varnsdorf Old Station) will be built. The main project’s partner is ZVON from Saxony (Transport association Upper Lusatia – Lower Silesia), the other partners are the Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) and the Liberec Region.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration has prepared an exceptional change of the passenger transport timetable on some lines from 2nd September 2013. This has happened based on a request from transport operators.
13.08.2013 The Railway Infrastructure Administrations started reconstructing switches in Křižanov Station
As indicated by the construction designation, its main objective is reconstructing switches in Křižanov Station in the direction Havlíčkův Brod (the so-called Brod station head). The opposite end of the station (the so-called Brno station head) will be undergoing partial repairs as well. Switches on the Brod station head will be equipped at the same time with electric heating. Implementing this construction will help to achieve a standard state and increase railway transport safety.
31.07.2013 New stage going to take up the first part of line Lysá nad Labem – Praha-Vysočany optimisation in several years
Modernisation of the triple-track corridor section between stations Praha-Běchovice and Úvaly which was in preparation for a long time could start this fall already. Due to reduced capacity of this busy line, some trains will be using an alternate route through Lysá nad Labem. In this connection, the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) implemented an investment designated Optimisation of the line Lysá nad Labem – Praha-Vysočany, 1st construction. The construction supplier was the AŽD Praha Company. This operation was co-financed within the Operational Programme Transport from the EU Cohesion Fund.