Enhancement of competitiveness within rail passenger transport – another carrier enters Czech rail

31.03.2011

Prague, 31./03/2011 – Signing the General Agreement between the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SZDC) and the company Rapid Express a.s. allows another carrier to enter Czech railway network in the segment of passenger transport on the national rail.

Three carriers thus operate on the national rail at the moment: Czech Railways, joint-stock company, RegioJet a.s. and now Rapid Express a.s. The entry of another carrier to the railway market proves that there are adequate conditions for healthy competitive environment.

Rail passenger transport on regional state-owned lines is operated by 11 carriers. SŽDC will continue to support a competitive environment on rail by intensive upgrade of selected lines and the guarantee of safe and reliable railway network. This enhances the overall competitiveness of the railway transport against other transport modes.


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