Opening the subway in Přerov enhances safety of passengers

26.10.2012

Prague, October 26th 2012 – The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has improved conditions for the travelling public and at the same time enhanced safety in railway station Přerov that has been undergoing extensive modernization for several years. Thanks to helpful approach of construction firms, one of the subways was open to public on Thursday noon, October 25. Nearly one month ahead than previously planned, level crossings are no longer used for the access to platforms.

Grade-separated access to platforms in Přerov station is to be provided after opening the recently-built subway, which is planned for 7 December, 14:00 this year. Based on the agreement between the construction firm OHL ŽS and SŽDC, however, a decision was taken concerning the execution of temporary modifications in the yet non-reconstructed section of the old subway so that it can be used until the reconstruction of its last section starts, i.e. in March next year.

Making at least one of the subways accessible is a crucial step to enhance the safety of passengers in the reconstructed railway station Přerov; as a result, changing connecting trains is thus faster too. The access through the subway is fully sheltered and the floor is newly paved. Until the official opening of the new subway (i.e. December 7 this year), disabled people will find it more difficult to access island platforms since the old subway is not equipped with lifts and in that case the provisional level crossings will still have to be used for several weeks. The deadline had to be postponed due to the removal of the auxiliary bridge span from 3N track above the new underpass, completion of insulation and superstructure and performing a technical-safety test.

From the November date till March 4, 2013, passengers will be able to use both subways in railway station Přerov. From March 4 till May 24, 2013, only the new subway will be available and accessible from the bus station.  Later on, both subways will be accessible.


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