08.09.2016 On Sunday the closure at Brno Main Station ends, passengers will start using new platforms
On this Sunday, the three-month traffic restriction at Brno Hlavní nádraží (Brno Main Station) is going to an end. Since June. Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) was repairing platforms No 2 and 3, adjoining tracks, the catenary over these and the bridge over Špitálka Street. Repairs required financial costs amounting almost up to CZK 92 million. The summer restriction’s completion at Brno Hlavní nádraží will be also livened up by the popular song „Hvězdy jsou jak sedmikrásky nad Brnem“ (Stars Like Daisies Above Brno), returning as the station’s musical theme.
The first weeks in September present a great risk of injuries and transport accidents for children. Upon their return from holidays, children have to master again rules of safe behaviour not only in road operation. The entertaining and educational project TO SCHOOL AT EASE, guaranteed by the Service for Road Operation Safety (BESIP) should be helping them with such aspects. Firemen of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) present their activities within this project as well.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure administration) prepared as of Monday 5 September an exceptional change of the railway passenger transport timetable 2016. Only minimal changes in train running occur as of this day.
Today, the two day preventive safety event ”Taking risks? You will pay!“ organised by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) and the Czech Police ended. This project, gradually continuing throughout all regions of the Czech Republic, concentrated this time on the capital of Prague with the objective of drawing passengers’ attention to the fact that they commit a transgression by crossing railway tracks.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) completed one of its most important constructions on the territory of the capital of Prague and the Central Bohemia Region – modernisation of the railway line section Praha-Běchovice - Úvaly. The ambitious construction which was launched after many years of preparation on 17 October 2013 was successfully put into testing operation in May 2016.
All investigations carried out up to now and supported by subsequent tests and metallurgical analyses demonstrated that the character of the defect does not impact operation safety in any way. SŽDC can thus ensure rail operability with partial restrictions only.
29.07.2016 Revitalisation of the line Brno – Jihlava begins. Buses will be operating part of the line till December.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) started revitalising a substantial part of the railway line No 240. Construction works will take place in the 45.6 km long line section Zastávka u Brna – Krahulov. In this connection, a continuous line closure started today between railway stations Náměšť nad Oslavou and Okříšky for a period up to 8 December 2016.
28.07.2016 Preventive measures of the Railway Infrastructure Manager regarding ascertained defects on selected switches
Based on local investigation at Horažďovice Station where a defect consisting in a surface crack on tongues of some recently installed switches was ascertained during regular control, the Infrastructure Manager adopted immediate preventive measures: control of all parts from the same batch, a speed decrease, ensuring supervision and detailed daily situation controls.
21.07.2016 Increasing safety at railway crossings
Railway operation safety and therefore increasing safety at railway crossings as well is one of the main priorities of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration). Implacable statistics of accidents and tragic consequences of road cars’ collisions with trains at railway crossings require even more technical safeguarding such as detectors of obstacles, sequential tipping of barriers or intelligent camera systems. All safety measures adopted by the railway notwithstanding, correct behaviour of drivers and pedestrians, observance of given rules as well as prevention remains the key factor.
Both Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) and České dráhy (Czech Railways) participate in a long term on eliminating barriers and improving conditions for passengers with a physical handicap in railway transport. For passengers with a sight handicap, they gradually install leading or acoustic components and voice information systems at railway stations and in trains. Správa železniční dopravní cesty continues the work of České dráhy while eliminating barriers at passenger buildings and as their new owner it currently prepares setting unified and comprehensible rules for handicapped passengers in a project designated as Orientation and information system at railway stations and stops. The project involves also the Unified organisation for sightless and weak-eyed persons in the Czech Republic (SONS) and will concern both passenger buildings and underpasses, platforms and other publicly accessible premises of railway stations.