Reconstruction of Břeclav Railway Station Continues with a Second Construction

20.05.2014

Břeclav, 19 May 2014 – A Director’s control day took place today at the site of Břeclav railway node reconstruction, 2nd construction, having as objective to evaluate the ongoing works and to inform all participants on plans for the period to come. The operation was co-financed by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund within the Operational Programme Transport.

 

 

 

The Břeclav railway node has a unique position on the Czech rail network as both Rail Transit Corridor I and Rail Transit Corridor II converge here; at the same time it serves as a cross-border station both to Austria and to Slovakia. At present, line sections connected to both corridors are modernised already; the railway station for passengers has also been reconstructed as well as the Southern and Northern parts and the station forecourt within the operation designated as “Reconstruction of Břeclav Railway Node, 1st Construction”.

Current reconstruction includes adaptations of tracks and switches in the central part of the station, i.e.  the so-called central station head with a purpose to increase passage of trains in the direction Vienna – Brno and Vienna – Přerov; trains will be able to ride into junction points with a speed of 80 - 100 km/h, in straight direction they will be able to keep the same speed as on sections finished already. Operation safety and reliability will also be increased; quality of services in passenger and freight transport will improve. Use of continuous welded rails will moreover show by a much calmer ride of trains which will bring increased comfort to passengers. Reconstruction will also affect the overhead contact line, heavy-current electronic equipment and signalling and safety installations.

Total trackage configuration will undergo a basic change on the reconstructed section approximately 1.2 km long. The present state of things did not enable speed higher than 40 km/h due to operation safety aspects. This fact devaluated modernisation advantages on neighbouring line sections where trains can currently ride with a speed up to 130 km/h.

Besides relocating tracks and switches, the above-mentioned deficiency will be dealt with also by installing electronic safety equipment in the whole station. Modern 3rd-generation safety equipment will be connected to neighbouring line sections. The system is set up in such a way to enable operation control in the whole station remotely from the traffic control centre in Přerov in the future.

The implementation proper started in April 2013 by putting provisional safety equipment into operation and adapting it gradually during each construction phase. Savings of railway substructure and reconstruction of railway superstructure of the central station head up to km 84.012 and to km 84.012 were carried out. In the central part of the station and the passenger station, the overhead contact line was adapted and reconstruction of a bridge at km 84.355 started. The implementation of electrical points heating also started in the Southern and central localities, crossovers were installed at the Southern station head..

Since February 2014 works continued on the bridge in km 84.355 by savings of railway substructure and reconstruction of railway superstructure including laying switches, adaptation of safety equipment and construction adaptations of the future central signal box.

 

Construction Designation Břeclav railway node reconstruction, 2nd construction
Construction Investor Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation
General Designer SUDOP Brno s.r.o.
Supplier Association of technology railway station  Břeclav, consisting of companies Elektrizace železnic Praha a.s. and AŽD Praha s.r.o.
Start and end of construction km 83.430 – km 84.635
Speed 160 km/h for tilting trains
New contact overhead line 18.4 km
Electronic safety equipment 1 pc with 188 switches
Term of start October 2012
Term of completion December 2014
Own investments (Vat excluded) 873.286,108 CZK (tendered price of the supplier)

 

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