A transport terminal connected to the railway to be built in Uherský Brod

04.06.2014

Uherský Brod, 4 June 2014 – A tapping on the foundation stone inaugurated the second stage of the transport terminal construction in Uherský Brod. The construction’s investor is the city of Uherský Brod, financial resources for construction works in the railway station premises will be provided by the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation (SŽDC); another partner is the Zlín Region Public Transport Coordinator (KOVED). The project implementation was supported by the Swiss-Czech Cooperation Programme.

 

 

The transport terminal construction will ensure complete integration of bus, railway and public mass transport, passenger and pedestrian transport in Uherský Brod into a single transport node. This intent is a continuation of the first stage consisting of building a foot bridge for pedestrians over the railway line in 2010. As one of the project partners, SŽDC will build a new external platform 160 m long with a boarding edge 550 mm above the top of rail in the immediate vicinity of the terminal. Railway superstructure and substructure will be reconstructed on the adjacent rail including dewatering.

The new platform will allow direct change to twelve roofed bus platforms. Besides that, a new parking for 74 road cars will be opened as well. The premises in front of the railway station building are designed as a public area with greenery, a fountain as dominant and a marker of time and information. 41 new benches and 60 bicycle spaces will be built, 24 new trees will be planted. All of this will require demolishing some warehouse buildings, transferring a railway loading ramp, reconstructing underground utilities and at the same time repairing the road in Pod Valy Street.

The whole construction should be completed in October next year; nevertheless works ensured by SŽDC will be finished this November already. In the long run, expected total costs amounting originally to 140 million CZK were decreased in a public tender for supplier approximately by 37 million CZK. In this connection, negotiations with representatives of the Swiss donor and administrators of the Swiss-Czech Cooperation Programme on using the saved financial amount for more intents related to the transport terminal already started.


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