01.04.2011 New organization structure of the Headquarters of the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization
As of today, a new organization structure of the Headquarters of the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization adopted by the Managing Board came into effect. The aim of this organizational change is to enhance the effectiveness of SŽDC´s activity. There was decrease in number of divisions, departments, sections and working groups as well.
01.04.2011 Favourable statistics of accidents at level crossings for the 1st period of this year. The number of collisions is lower by half than last year!
By comparing the 1st quarter of this year and the 1st quarter of 2010, we can see a substantial decrease in number of accidents at level crossings and another favourable decrease was registered in terms of consequences of these collisions. While last year, there were 82 collision cases during the 1st quarter, this year the same period shows a decrease of half, i.e. 41 cases.
31.03.2011 Enhancement of competitiveness within rail passenger transport – another carrier enters Czech rail
Signing the General Agreement between the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SZDC) and the company Rapid Express a.s. allows another carrier to enter Czech railway network in the segment of passenger transport on the national rail.
30.03.2011 Enhancing operation safety on regional lines. SŽDC lays down carriers´ obligations on lines equipped with the RADIOBLOK system
In connection with the completion of the pilot project „Enhancing safety on D3 lines in the railway section Číčenice – Volary“, the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC) introduces rules concerning rail operation on this line. Anticipated completion of the construction is November 2011.
A new compulsory feature was supplemented in the General Agreement on the track access by the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC). It involves the obligation to pay the charge for the requested and allocated path capacity even if it was not eventually utilized.
30.03.2011 Deploying GSM-R technology on II Railway Transit Corridor completed with the assistance of EU funds
The next stage of the GSM-R implementation on the railway section Břeclav-Přerov-Petrovice u Karviné was festively completed. It is the second Czech corridor which is fully covered with an all-European mobile standard GSM-R providing enhanced safety on key railway lines. In the Czech Republic, the GSM-R system has already been deployed on I National Railway Corridor from the state border near Děčín, via Prague and Brno as far as Břeclav and further on to the Austrian and Slovak frontier.
24.03.2011 Progress of the construction work Modernization of the railway section Votice - Benešov u Prahy
Along the whole section of the line Votice – Benešov u Prahy there are ongoing excavations and concreting of foundations for overhead line masts, their construction and equipment, subsequent re-hang of the overhead contact line and dismantling of original masts and foundations, upgrade of cabling and signalling installation components and cabling relocation for possible construction.