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23.01.2014 An almost 50-tonne army tank in the service of railway firefighters

The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) also makes use of special emergency-response equipment. The latest addition is a VT 72B armoured recovery vehicle, which was handed over to the Prague-based unit of SŽDC’s Fire and Rescue Department (HZS) earlier today.

23.12.2013 Railway Infrastructure Administration (Správa železniční dopravní cesty) soon to open reconstruction of the Český Těšín Station

Praha, 23 December 2013 – Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) has selected the building contractor for reconstruction of the Český Těšín Station. It is ‟ MTS + SBT – žst. Český Těšín Consortium,“ formed by companies Subterra (leading member) and Metrostav (member). Their winning bid amounted to 1.024 billion CZK.

19.12.2013 Another railway track to be built also between Veselí nad Lužnicí and Soběslav

The second railway track will be built in a part of the 4th Railway Corridor from Prague to Southern Bohemia. This track will be built within the scope of modernization of the railway line from Veselí nad Lužnicí to Soběslav, prepared by the Railway Infrastructure Administration (Správa železniční dopravní cesty). This project will, among other things, include complete reconstruction of the Soběslav Station.

17.12.2013 Optimisation of the line from Bystřice nad Olší to Český Těšín accelerated both regional and long-distance trains

Completing modernisation of Rail Transit Corridor III in the section between railway stations Bystřice nad Olší and Český Těšín brought more comfortable travelling as well as decreasing journey times both in regional and long-distance trains. Tilting-body trains can run at a speed up to 160 km/h in this section. The construction which started in May 2009 was festively completed today by the Railway Infrastructure Administration.

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16.12.2013 Trains between Vsetín and Horní Lideč running already on reconstructed track

The Railway Infrastructure Administration completed the reconstruction of the line Vsetín – Horní Lideč in the section Vsetín - Valašská Polanka. Repairs of a track 1,200 metres long were carried out within a period of three months by the Association Vsetín–Lideč with Subterra a.s. as a leading partner. A considerable part of works included replacing railway superstructure and repairs of two steel bridges.

12.12.2013 SŽDC will open an extended part of Plzeň Main Station underpass

Starting on Monday 16 December, passengers at the Plzeň Main Station will be able to use a newly built underpass leading from Platform No 4 up to Šumavská Street. Its partial opening was facilitated by gradual implementation of the Plzeň railway node transit project. All construction works will be completed in May next year.

11.12.2013 Declaration to the decision of the company ARRIVA vlaky s.r.o.

The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SZDC) takes into consideration the decision of the company ARRIVA vlaky s.r.o. to stop operation of commercial trains on the allocated route Praha – Kralupy nad Vltavou. We strictly disagree however with the declaration of ARRIVA vlaky s.r.o. that the reason for ending regular operation should consist in closure works or even non-allocating railway capacity to this railway undertaking by the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SZDC).

09.12.2013 SŽDC signed the union contract for 2014

After intensive negotiations, the management of the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) signed together with its social partners the company union contract for 2014. According to this document which is a compromise achieved by both contracting parties, company benefits will remain in the extent of this year. A mild salaries’ growth has been ensured as well.

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