Praha-Hostivař railway station is going to change shape considerably
Today, the Railway Infrastructure Administration festively launched the reconstruction of Praha-Hostivař railway station by a traditional tap on the rail. The reconstruction is a first step of an extensive project having as objective to modernise the Prague railway junction in the section Hostivař almost up to Praha Hlavní nádraží (Prague Main Station).
Hostivař Station reconstruction is the first stage in the reconstruction of the railway line České Budějovice – Prague in the section Praha-Hostivař (included) – Praha Hlavní nádraží (excluded). Its optimisation’s main objective is to increase the infrastructure capacity for the needs of suburban, long-distance and freight transport, to improve changing connections between the railway and mass urban transport, to decrease transport negative impacts on neighbouring houses and – last but not least – to get the railway line, related buildings and equipment into a technical shape corresponding to European parameters and standards.
“Due to a large extent of the construction project, it was decided during preparation to divide it into two distinct parts which will be implemented separately. Part I deals with reconstruction of Praha-Hostivař Station which as the only one on the Benešov u Prahy – Praha route does not have grade-separated access to the platform. The current situation when passengers have to access trains across the rails is not only dangerous but presents a considerable limitation of infrastructure capacity“, says Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of the Railway Infrastructure Administration.
At Praha-Hostivař Station, a complex reconstruction of main and relief tracks will take place, switch points will be adapted and a new trackage will be built while maintaining the current connection to the Praha Jih Storage Yard and to the Rolling Stock Depot Praha ČD and other lines. Reconstruction will also include building new central platforms with grade separated access for passengers; this will be assured by a new underpass which will at the same time connect neighbouring terrains being divided by the railway up to now. New roofing will be provided for all platforms and anti-noise walls will be built along the line.
Part II will follow the first project, dealing with the section between Praha-Hostivař Station and the Southern portals of Vinohrady tunnels. The section mentioned above includes extensive reconstruction of bridges spanning over important city communications (streets). The line will be led in a changed route which will be reflected i.a. by servicing the given territory by regular stop trains. The current stop at Strašnice will be replaced by a new station Zahradní Město and by the Eden stop.
Total costs of the construction designated as “Optimisation of the line section Praha Hostivař – Praha Hlavní nádraží, Part I – Praha-Hostivař Railway Station” amount up to 1,214,319,620 CZK (VAT excluded). The investor is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation. The project is proposed for co-financing by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to an amount of 836,671,519 CZK. National financing of the project is assured by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The completion of works is expected for June next year.
|Construction Designation||Optimisation of the line section Praha Hostivař – Praha Hlavní nádraží, Part I –Praha Hostivař Railway Station|
|Construction Investor||Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation|
|General Designer||SUDOP PRAHA a.s.|
|Supplier||Hostivař Viamont company– EUROVIA – GJW (leading partner: STRABAG Rail a. s., partners: EUROVIA CS a.s. and GJW Praha spol. s.r.o.)|
|Beginning and end of construction||Km 175,400 - 177,570|
|Top speed||120 km/h|
|Term of launch||07/2014|
|Term of completion||06/2016|
|Total construction costs||1,214,319,620 CZK|
|Approved EU contribution||836,671,519 CZK|