Establishment of SŽDC
Pursuant to Act No. 77/2002 Coll., on transformation of České dráhy, státní organizace, the state organization České dráhy ceased to exist without liquidation on 31 December 2002. As of 1 January 2003, two successor organizations in particular České dráhy, a.s. (ČD) and Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace (SŽDC), were established.
SŽDC is registered in the Commercial Register at the Municipal Court in Prague, Section A, File 48384, identification number IČ 70 99 42 34, tax identification number DIČ CZ70994234.
- It manages the state-owned assets that form primarily the railway infrastructure.
- It fulfils the role of the owner of railway infrastructure, ensures operation, operability, modernization and development of the railway infrastructure.
- It allocates railway infrastructure capacity, and as of 1 July 2008, it is also the operator of the nation-wide and regional railway infrastructure owned by the state.