19.01.2011 Railway in the Czech Republic achieves another success in the field of investments co-funded by the European Union
Within a very short period, the European Commission approved the sixth investment project (over EURO 50 million) for the Czech railway. The Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC) will receive a contribution of nearly CZK 1 billion from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport. In this case, the objective of this big investment project was the electrification of the railway section Šatov – Znojmo.
One of the priorities of Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC) is to ensure and to enhance the safety at level crossings. It should be noted, however, that ensuring the safety at level crossings should concern not only SŽDC as the owner and manager of the railway infrastructure, but also the owner/manager of the roads.
Prague, 27/12/2010 – Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC) and OLTIS Group a.s. signed the acceptance protocol for the solution of the information system KAPO. The objective of this system is the Calculation of track access charges for the railway infrastructure owned by SŽDC as the rail operator. Putting this system into operation in order to ensure correct functioning of the liberalized railway transport market was crucial for SŽDC. Track access charges from carriers total approximately CZK 4,5 billion per year and any error in the charges would lead either to revenue losses from rail operation or to complaints and claims from carriers.
Prague, 22/12/2010 – The European Commission adopted the fifth big investment project (over € 50 million). It represents another investment of the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization. The optimization of the section Stříbro – Planá u Mariánských Lázní is part of III Railway Transit Corridor. The anticipated contribution from EU Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport is approximately CZK 2.6 billion. It needs to be stressed that this fifth EU contribution like the previous four ones applies to railway investments again.