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01.03.2013 Schválené postupy

28.02.2013 Optimization of the line Prague-Bubeneč – Prague-Holešovice

The Railway Infrastructure Administration has launched a European project focusing on the optimization of the track section between Prague Bubeneč and Holešovice on a festive occasion. The contractor is the Association Bubeneč – Holešovice represented by Metrostav and Subterra. The construction project includes the planned modernization of the railway superstructure and the signalling installation as well as the construction of a fully new train stop including a pedestrian subway, repairs of dozens of switches or the installation of 1.5 km long noise barriers. The construction with investment costs totalling CZK 1.3 billion will be completed in 2015.

26.02.2013 Ministry of Transport and Railway Infrastructure Administration supporting rail freight transport

The Ministry of Transport and SŽDC took the first step in minimizing barriers in rail freight transport and in ensuring the competitive system of car loads on rail. A specific measure supporting this type of ecological transport is the extended system of car loads. As of 1 March 2013 SŽDC will also increase the discount for the transportation of car loads from 15% to 55 %. The objective is to get the competition involved in this segment of freight transport, to reduce the price of operation for all carriers and to prevent an extensive shift of goods from rail to road.

06.02.2013 SŽDC continuously enhancing rail traffic safety

Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) continuously increases the level of protection of Czech lines. Beyond the scope of requirements resulting from valid legislation and European standards we install state-of-the-art signalling installations on the railway infrastructure. They increase the efficiency of the already highly functional precautionary measures in case of contingencies.

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.

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