Railway Network in the Czech Republic

Railway transport in the territory of the Czech Republic dates back to the first half of the 19th century. Upon the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this network was taken over by the Czechoslovak Republic as early as at the time of its establishment.

Throughout its history, the state has been almost exclusively the predominant owner and operator of the railway lines in our territory, albeit the railways were also experiencing the periods when it was not so.

Nowadays, the state represented by Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace, is the owner of the majority of railway lines in the Czech Republic. České dráhy, a.s., is the biggest national carrier.

During its existence, our railways have transported hundreds of billions of passengers and hundreds of billions of freight tonnes and its transportation volume ranks them now 4th best in Europe.

Správa železniční dopravní cesty has become the guarantor of operability, modernization and development of the railway system in the Czech Republic.


History of railways in the Czech Republic pdf
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