The Railway Infrastructure Administration finalised passage through Plzeň junction
Prague, 3 December 2014 – An important stage of the Czech railway modernisation was finalised today. The construction “Passage though Plzeň railway junction in direction of Czech Rail Transit Corridor III” brought a considerable improvement in travelling comfort and safety and allowed a decrease of the noise burden for city inhabitants at the same time. Passengers can use an extended underpass which newly ends in Šumavská and Železniční Street as well as new barrier-free platforms. The extent of modernisation thus fully corresponds to the strategic importance of Plzeň railway junction which is part of the Trans-European Network (TEN-T).
”The railway line section Prague – Plzeň – Cheb provides an important connection with Germany and other countries of Western Europe for international passenger and freight transport. It is no less important for long-distance passenger domestic transport as it provides an important connection between the regions of Central Bohemia, Plzeň and karlovy Vary,“ says Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of the Railway Infrastructure Administration.
The main construction’ objective was especially modernisation and partial reconstruction of the Plzeň – Cheb railway line as part of Czech Rail Transit Corridor III. Its implementation connected Plzeň Main Station with the start of the already completed construction Plzeň – Stříbro including reconstruction of Plzeň-Jižní předměstí railway station.
One of the most demanding activities was e.g. the reconstruction of bridges over Radbuza River, Vejprnice Stream and Prokopova and Vejprnice Street. Another part of the construction was also a complex reconstruction of Plzeň Main Station underpasses which were extended to Šumavská Street and Železniční Street. Passengers will appreciate new and reconstructed platforms at Plzeň-Jižní předměstí railway station.
From the technical point of view, works included especially reconstruction of the railway substructure and superstructure, adaptations of signalling and safety equipment, catenary construction, anti-noise measures and complete renewal of the information system for passengers.
Financial means for this project were provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. A decisive part of co-financing was assured by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport. The EU contribution amounts up to 85 % of eligible construction costs.
|Construction Designation||Passage through Plzeň railway junction in direction of Czech Rail Transit Corridor III|
|Construction Investor||Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation|
|General Designer||SUDOP PRAHA a.s.|
|Maximum speed||160 km/h|
|Term of launch||10/2011|
|Term of completion||12/2014|
|Total costs||1.563.376,047 CZK (VAT excluded)|
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