Establishment of SŽDC
Following Act No.77/2002 Coll. on Transformation of České dráhy, státní organizace as of 31 December 2002, České dráhy, státní organizace ceased to exist without liquidation. As of 1 January 2003, two successor organizations – České dráhy, a.s. and Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace - were established.
SŽDC is registered in the Commercial Register at the Municipal Court in Prague, section A, file 48384, IČ 70 99 42 34, DIČ CZ70994234.
- SŽDC manages state property which consists mainly of the railway infrastructure.
- It fulfils the role of the owner of railway infrastructure providing operation, operability, modernization and development of the railway infrastructure.
- It allocates infrastructure capacity and since 1 July 2008 it has become the operator of the nation-wide and regional railway infrastructure owned by the Czech Republic.