Railway crossings on the line Frýdlant nad Ostravicí – Ostravice are safer after modernisation
Ostravice (Frýdek-Místek District), 12 May 2015 – Today, the Railway Infrastructure Administration festively completed the modernisation of railway crossings on the line between Frýdlant nad Ostravicí and Ostravice. The main asset of the project is mainly a railway operation safety increase in the section and ensuring higher comfort for passengers.
The project was based on priorities of the Operational Programme Transport which has as objective to improve railway transport quality outside the Trans-European Network Transport. Its purpose is mainly increasing safety on railway crossings and reliability of the equipment, decreasing influence of the human factor and centralising safety equipment. Another positive impact is also ensuring even smoother railway and road operation.
“The primordial objective of modernising railway crossings on the line between Frýdlant and Ostravice was to increase operation safety. Thanks to this project, line speed can increase up to 80 km/h here and speed for overtaking road vehicles from earlier 30 km/h up to 50 km/h”, said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of the Railway Infrastructure Administration.
The project was dealing with construction and reconstruction of fifteen pieces of light safety equipment on level crossings of the regional line between Frýdlant nad Ostravicí and Ostravice with roads of various categories. Renewal of the crossings’ roadway and adaptation of railway superstructure and substructure respectively was also a part of the project.
"New Czech safety equipment of Type PZZ-RE was installed on the crossings. Functionality of all crossings will be now remotely controlled from a single site, specifically from Frýdlant nad Ostravicí Station", said Mr Zdeněk Chrdle, Director General of AŽD Praha while describing technical details.
Total costs of the project Railway crossings on the line Frýdlant nad Ostravicí – Ostravice amount to 179,578,611 CZK (VAT excluded). The construction was co-financed by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to 126,687,858 CZK. The remaining national financial resources were provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.
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