Yearlong preparations stress the demandingness of this year’s works at the main station in Brno with costs exceeding CZK 170 million. On 3 June, SŽDC will start the next phase of necessary repairs at the second most busy railway station in the Czech Republic. Railway transport restrictions will last till 10 September. Repairs of the so-called Prague Viaduct, Platform No 4 and respective tracks to be carried out this year will be followed next year by repairs of switches at the station and the bridge over Křídlovická Street and Hybešova Street. The biggest loading test will be a key modernisation of safety and signalling equipment in 2019 which will not do without a yearlong transport restriction.
Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty festively opened the repaired passenger building at the station Kostomlaty nad Labem. Besides the improvement of the overall appearance, works resulted in an increase of comfort for passengers using railway transport.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty festively completed extensive construction works on the railway line Nymburk – Mladá Boleslav. The main asset of this project was increasing infrastructure capacity on one of the most heavily used single-track lines on the territory of the Czech Republic, ensuring smoother rail transport and improving safety and comfort for passengers.
Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty launched the second part of the modernisation of the Karlovy Vary railway station. The project currently includes a completion of the first stage - a demolition and construction of the passenger building and a rehabilitation of the trackage. Its goal is to improve technical condition of the platforms and shelters and to increase safety and comfort of passenger transport.
The second tunnel tube of the Ejpovice tunnel (part of Homolka) is already almost 70 percent completed. These days, the tunnel boring machine Victoria has overcome nearly three kilometres of excavation of a four-kilometre-long north section of the tunnel. SŽDC succeeds in fulfilling a schedule of the most important section of the modernization of the line Rokycany – Plzeň. The complete opening of the tunnel is expected in December of 2018.
Today, the implementation of the European Train Control System (ETCS on the line section between Petrovice u Karviné and Břeclav was festively launched in Přerov. ETCS is a part of the ERTMS system for railway traffic control in the whole European Union. Its objective is to ensure smooth international railway operation among different systems of national railways.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Integrated Rescue System units trained a coordination of individual activities in an event of an accident with mass injuries. The theme of the event, prepared for approximately 150 rescuers, corresponds to the current phenomenon of recent months, namely disregarding the alert signalling at railway crossings. Almost every day, we can repeatedly see how current the topic is.
The successful project of České dráhy ”Prevention train for a safe railway” continues also this year. The train started its spring journey on Tuesday 18 April at České Budějovice railway station; from there it will head to Strakonice, Jindřichův Hradec and Tábor and finally to Benešov u Prahy in Central Bohemia. České dráhy has been organising the Prevention train event already since 2007. It is intended for pupils of primary schools and students of high schools and training centres. During ten years, 16 thousand young people have visited this unique train. The national carrier cooperates on the project with well-established partners: Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC), the Police of the Czech Republic and its own subsidiary ČD Cargo.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty started a reconstruction of the whole railway junction Plzeň in 2011 by a preparatory construction Passage through Plzeň junction in direction Rail Transit Corridor III. During this construction, the station acquired a new underpass which solved the issue of a barrier-free access to platforms and allowed passengers easier change to urban and regional transport on streets Šumavská and Železniční.
Today, the railway infrastructure manager took over a special vehicle for control, maintenance and repairs of the catenary MTW 100.013/7 from its Austrian producer – the company Plasser & Theurer. This is the first delivery of a vehicle from abroad specially designed and produced for works on the catenary. In October 2015, SŽDC signed a contract with the Austrian company for the delivery of three cars with a total value of CZK 173 million. The following remaining two cars will be delivered by Austrians this autumn.