Reconstruction of Český Těšín railway station under way
Český Těšín, 5 December 2014 –Český Těšín railway station has been undergoing overall reconstruction for a year already. A managers’ control day took place today. The Investor of this construction with a value exceeding one billion Czech crowns is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, the works’ supplier is the association of companies Subterra and Metrostav.
This important investment is connected to the already completed optimisation of the railway line section Bystřice nad Olší - Český Těšín. The main objective of the project is a considerable increase of running speed, safety and travelling comfort for passengers as well as more effective freight transport. Complete reconstruction of railway superstructure and substructure will take place especially in the main tracks of Český Těšín railway station which will result in trains’ speed increase up to 70 -120 km/h, for tilting trains up to 150 km/h.
All platforms will have a standard height of 550 millimetres above the top of the rail. The underpass for passengers will be also reconstructed with barrier-free access by three lifts. A camera system for easier traffic control will be installed in the station to follow platforms’ edges and the underpass. At the same time, the current Pragotron information equipment will be replaced by a new one.
The catenary will undergo reconstruction as well, cables and lighting will be relocated and adapted and heating of switches will contribute to seamless operation even in winter months. Modern safety equipment will be installed not only in this important railway junction but also on connected line sections to Louky nad Olší and to Albrechtice u Českého Těšína. In the future it should be connected to remote control from the Traffic Control Centre in Přerov.
During his year, construction works took place especially in the trackage of the railway station in direction to Třinec. They concerned mostly reconstruction of railway superstructure and substructure as well as the catenary, provisional safety equipment has also been installed. Besides that, construction of a new technological building is under way and the transformer substation is being reconstructed.
The project is proposed for co-financing by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport for the period 2007–2013. The rate of EU co-financing can reach up to 78.96% of eligible construction costs at maximum. The remaining costs will be financed by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.
|Designation||Optimisation of the line Bystřice nad Olší – Český Těšín, Part 2 –Český Těšín railway station|
|Investor||Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation|
|Designer||MORAVIA CONSULT Olomouc a.s.|
|Supplier||Association of companies Subterra a.s. (leading member) and Metrostav a.s. association member)|
|Start and end of construction||km 317.296 – km 325.621|
|Speed for classical train-sets||70–120 km/h|
|Speed for tilting trains||70–150 km/h|
|Anti-noise barriers||1,651 m|
|Term of launch||12/2013|
|Term of completion||7/2016|
|Total construction costs||1.247.078,038 CZK (VAT excluded)|
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