The European Commission approved a subsidy for the modernization of the railway section Veselí nad Lužnicí – Tábor, I part, Doubí u Tábora – Tábor
Prague, 25/03 2010 – It makes the third big project (over EUR 50 MM.) approved for the field of the modernization of the railway infrastructure of the Czech Republic. The first two projects adopted in December last year were the „Optimization of the railway section Benešov – Strančice“ and the „Electrification of the railway section Letohrad – Lichkov“. The projects have been co-funded under the Operational Programme Transport through the Cohesion Fund. The rest has been co-funded from national sources through the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The approval of the third railway construction proves the efforts of the European Union to enhance the competitiveness of the railway towards other transport modes.
More details about the "Modernization of the railway section Veselí nad Lužnicí - Tábor, 1st part, section Doubí u Tábora - Tábor":
It applies to a nearly 12km-long section which is part of the IV National Railway Transit Corridor. The most important aspect is the double-tracking of the whole section . The line speed has also been enhanced - trains can go at the speed of up 160 km/h. Also, the railway stations Planá nad Lužnicí and Tábor as well as the train stop Sezimovo Ústí have been reconstructed. The passengers are provided with comfortable and barrier-free access to trains – there are new island platforms. The modernization of this section also produced a completely new train stop called „Tábor - Čápův Dvůr“ on km 79,208 with two 140m-long platforms. The construction begins on km 71,700 and ends on km 83,470, the construction length is thus 11,770 km. The modernization has accomplished the line speed for standard train units of up to 110km, for tilting boxes up to 160 km/h, loading gauge UIC GC and loading class D4 UIC. The investor of the construction is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization. The approved amount of the grant from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport is 1,89 bln. Further information is available at www.szdc.cz or www.opd.cz.