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01.02.2013 ČD strengthening the transport service during the Biathlon World Championship in Nové Město na Moravě

From 7 to 17 February the Biathlon World Championship will take place in Nové Město na Moravě. The organizers expect high attendance; a significant number of visitors will be heading for the competition and the trains. In cooperation with the organizers, Czech Railways will dispatch new passenger trains at weekends; on the contest days there will be more scheduled trains between Žďár nad Sázavou, Nové Město na Moravě and Tišnov. At weekends the carrier will also increase the number of selected passenger trains from Havlíčkův Brod and back as well as of fast trains between Prague and Brno stopping in Žďár nad Sázavou. One of the shortest access routes to the race-ground runs from train stop Nové Město na Moravě.

07.01.2013 Winners of the First Year´s Czech Railway 2012 photography competition announced

On the occasion of SŽDC´s 10th Anniversary and the development of Czech Railway, Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization announced the first year´s photography competition called CZECH RAILWAY 2012 in summer months of 2012. There were 3 categories for entries: Czech Railway and the City, Czech Railway and the Landscape and Czech Railway and People. The competition was held under the auspices of the Ministry for Regional Development, the Ministry of Culture and Prague City Hall.

19.12.2012 SŽDC signed the 2013 Collective Agreement

After more than two months of challenging negotiations the management of the Railway Infrastructure Administration signed the 2013 Collective Agreement with their social partners. This agreement ensures pay rise in a similar proportional amount which the representatives of trade unions and Czech Railways agreed upon. The volume of this year´s company benefits is the same.

17.12.2012 Railway station Stará Paka equipped with a state-of-the-art signalling installation thanks to European subsidies

Railway Infrastructure Administration completed the „Reconstruction of railway station Stará Paka for DOZ“. The mysterious abbreviation DOZ stands for signalling remote control. The implementation of the construction project aimed at enhanced safety and reliability of the railway traffic including enhanced safety and comfort of passengers. The project has been co-funded as part of the Operational Programme Transport from the Cohesion Fund of the European Union. The contractor of the construction project was the Association of AŽD Praha and Elektrizace železnic.

11.12.2012 Festive launch of the Reconstruction of the line Studénka – Mošnov aiming for capacity increase

The objective of the construction project is the reconstruction of the single-track line Studénka – Veřovice in the track section between railway stations Studénka and Sedlnice. The construction will create conditions for the implementation of the follow-up investment project of the Moravian-Silesian Region entitled „Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava, rail connection“. The new ca 3km long railway line will connect Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava.

06.12.2012 Railway Infrastructure Administration uniting station announcements as of 9 December 2012

With the release of the new timetable, a new directive of the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) will come into force, specifying the requirement for providing passengers with train information in railway stations and train stops. The reason for this is the need to define a uniform standard when delivering information service to passengers and carriers as well as to those interested in using the railway infrastructure facility to present some commercial information.

03.12.2012 Double-track operation launched as part of the Modernization of the line Votice – Benešov u Prahy

The launch of the double-track operation is a significant event. This track section runs in a completely new and straighter path. After the completion of the construction project in 2013 it will be possible to use the speed of up to 160km per hour in this section. The modernized section is part of IV Railway Transit Corridor: Děčín state border - Prague – Benešov – Tábor – Veselí n. Lužnicí – České Budějovice – Horní Dvořiště state border. The investor is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization.

28.11.2012 „Bridge reconstruction on km 2,089 on the line Děčín – Jedlová“ festively commenced

„The Bridge reconstruction on km 2,089 on the line Děčín – Jedlová“ commenced on today´s festive occasion. This is another significant construction co-funded by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund as part of the Operational Programme Transport. The investor is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC).

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