The completion of the project reconstruction of the railway station Olomouc

16.11.2010

Prague, 16/11/2010 – In the III Quarter of 2010, the project Reconstruction of the railway station Olomouc was developed. This project is a significant transport construction of the railway infrastructure. The station Olomouc is one of crucial railway junctions in Moravia situated on the branch line Přerov – Česká Třebová, II Railway Transit Corridor Břeclav state border – Přerov – Petrovice u Karviné state border. It is part of the international path of the combined transport C-E 40, route Le Havre – Lvov. The implementation will connect the modernized corridor sections linked to the railway station. The project was co-funded by the European Union under the programme TEN-T.

The junction railway station Olomouc is divided into passenger station, indoor station, right forecourt and left station forecourt. Besides being part of the European Arterial Railway, it has undoubtedly great significance for the regional passenger transport, in particular in terms of launching fast regional connections in the Olomouc region and in relation to neighbouring regions. The freight transport requires train-formation and shunting work with necessary modification of load current. „The Reconstruction of the railway station Olomouc" is listed among constructions beneficial to public according to general planning documentation.

The objective of the construction is to put the railway station Olomouc into construction-technical and operational conditions that will comply with the parameters laid down by the „Principles of modernization and optimization of the selected railway network CR“. At the station, there will be full reconstruction of main tracks and passing sidings, reconstruction of gridirons, including new platforms. New island platforms with grade-separated access for passengers will be built and the existing inconvenient underpass to the platform will be reconstructed.The existing station canopy will be dismounted and a new one will be built.

The main objective of the project is the direction of two main corridor lines through the junction with technical parameters for the speed of 160 km/h. The construction also includes the modernization of bridges and culverts which are within the scope of the construction. All train paths to all track directions will be secured with a new station interlocking system. At the station, there will be new electrical distribution systems, power supply and a lighting system. The construction also involves the modernization of the contact line system along the whole section. The telecommunication equipment will also be modernized, including the installation of new integrated telecommunication device; there will also be a new automated system of the centralized traffic control. The whole construction was designed to comply with the requirements for the interoperability of relevant structural subsystems of the trans-European conventional railway system.

The construction project was developed in compliance with the tender dossier, for 2011 as the implementation start year. The beneficiary and investor of the construction is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization. The general developer is MORAVIA CONSULT Olomouc a.s.

The project for the „Reconstruction of the railway station Olomouc“ was funded from the SFDI budget and 50 % was co-funded by the European Union under the programme TEN-T.

More information about the „Reconstruction of the railway station Olomouc“ is available at http://www.szdc.cz/modernizace-drahy/prehled-staveb/program-ten-t/olomouc.html

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