Rail network in the Czech republic
The railway transport on the Czech territory dates back to the first third of the 19th Century.
The predominant owner and operator of the railway lines on our territory throughout the history was mostly the state. However, the network was built primarily by private owners.
Nowadays, the owner of the majority of railway lines in the Czech Republic is the state represented by the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization and Czech Railways, joint-stock company is the biggest national carrier.
During its existence our railway transported billions of passengers and billions of freight tonnes. At present it is ranked the 4th position in Europe with its volume of transportation.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration became the guarantor of the operability, modernization and development of the railway system of the Czech Republic.
|Level crossing of SZDC|
|Rail network history|