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12.10.2017 Andrew McNaughton, British Advisor for High Speed Lines visited Prague

Professor Andrew McNaughton, a strategic advisor to the Ministry of Transport in fulfilling the Rapid Service Development Program in the Czech Republic approved by the Government this year, visited Prague on 10 and 11 October. He met both representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in Prague.

10.10.2017 Modernised Main Station in Pardubice Will Bring Higher Comfort to Passengers, Trains Will Be Faster and More Silent

The Central Committee of the Ministry of Transport approved the project intent of modernisation of the railway junction Pardubice which was submitted by the future construction investor – Správa železniční dopravní cesty. Modernisation of railway infrastructure at Pardubice Main Station will allow decreasing noise and increasing speed of passing trains. Passengers will have at their disposal repaired centre platforms with barrier-free access, a new orientation system, station radio, lifts and escalators. Estimated investment costs will exceed CZK 4 billion. During the first phase, the construction will be financed from national resources; however, co-financing by the EU is also expected. The construction should be launched already in 2019; works will take three years to complete.

05.10.2017 Modernisation of Plzeň Main Station Allowed Trains to Pass Up to Four Times Faster

Správa železniční dopravní cesty festively completed the first part of modernisation of the Main Station in Plzeň. The project’s objective was adapting the station in such a way to be able to exercise in full the function of the most important junction in the region on Rail Transit Corridor III as well as a crossing for individual lines that are part of the Trans-European Transport Network.

03.10.2017 Roofing of Prague Main Station Has Been Reconstructed

Správa železniční dopravní cesty festively completed an extensive reconstruction of the roofing at Praha hlavní nádraží (Prague Main Station) which is one of the most important railway junctions in the Czech Republic. Besides repairing a historical monument, the main project’s objective was also increasing safety and comfort for passengers.

27.09.2017 Repairs of Railway Lines Help Fighting Noise

Decreasing noise from railway operation is helped not only by modernisation of lines together with a complete exchange of tracks within global line modifications. Noise levels can also be positively influenced by exchanging worn-down rails with worsened technical parameters in connection with repairing their fastening to sleepers. Experience from the line Praha – Beroun confirms this.

27.09.2017 Management board meeting report

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27.09.2017 Policemen Residing at Prostějov Railway Station

Today, SŽDC festively handed over the reconstructed administration premises at Prostějov Main Station to the Czech Police. This is the first case of using a railway building by state institutions after passenger buildings were taken over by SŽDC. Other officials will be gradually taking their place at railway stations. The infrastructure manager currently holds discussions with dozens of institutions throughout our whole country.

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21.09.2017 The Annual Conference of the “Railway Transport for Regions” Project Followed up on Meetings in Individual Regions

Today, representatives of the railway infrastructure manager, the national carrier and all 14 regions of the Czech Republic met in the Prague TOP Hotel for a conference within the perennial project of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) and České dráhy (ČD) named Railway Transport for Regions. The annual meeting followed up on previous meetings with representatives of local governments in individual regions which took place this year.

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