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10.11.2013 Activity start of European Rail Freight Corridor No 9 – Czech-Slovak Corridor (in short CS Corridor or RFC 9)

RFC 9 Executive Board and Management Board representatives approved on 7 November 2013 in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council (EU) No 913/2010 from 22 September 2010 all documents necessary to start activity of RFC 9 as of 10 November 2013.

08.11.2013 Activity start of the European Rail Freight Corridor No. 7 (Orient Corridor) as a part of the establishment of the European rail network for competitive freight

Today at 12.00 o’clock the Rail Freight Corridor No. 7 launched its operation respecting the timeframe determined in the Regulation 913/2010/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

25.10.2013 Tilting trains can ride between Zbiroh and Rokycany with a speed of 160 km/h

Trains between Praha and Plzeň can use in full another modernized section of Rail Transit Corridor III. The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) festively finished today the construction Optimization of the line Zbiroh – Rokycany. The result of works that started in 2009 was i.a. putting a new railway stop Kařez into operation. The project worth more than 4 billion Czech crowns was carried out by the association of suppliers under the leadership of the Skanska company.

14.10.2013 Trains in Olomouc Main Station will be able to brake right at platforms thanks to reconstruction

The important rail junction point Olomouc will be undergoing extensive reconstruction in the three years to follow. It will include i.a. adaptation of the set of tracks which will enable speed increase up to 160 km/h. Trains will therefore be able to ride as fast as on already modernized adjacent line sections and will start braking practically right at platforms. One of our most busy railway stations will moreover acquire another island-type platform. These are only some of the improvements of the construction having been festively started today by the Railway Infrastructure Administration.

09.10.2013 Student Cup 2013

01.10.2013 The Railway Infrastructure Administration Director General retained his position of the international organization CER Vice-Chairman for the next term of office

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is undoubtedly the most important railway international organization including both companies dealing with railway transport as such and railway infrastructure managers. During the General Assembly in Zagreb a new Management Committee has been elected for the next term of office. The position of Vice-Chairman was retained by Mr. Jiří Kolář, Director General of RIA.

27.09.2013 Second stage of European TSI-TAF Regulation implementation can start

The Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) will be able to start the second stage of TSI-TAF implementation into its information systems. This was possible by the decision of the Minister of Transport approving the project for co-financing by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund within the Operational Programme Transport (OPT). Total project expenses will amount 40 million CZK. The rate of support from OPT amount to 16.872,500 CZK at maximum which equals 42,5% of eligible costs. Up to 7,5% of the costs will be paid from the state budget, i.e. 2.977,500 CZK at maximum. The remaining part equalling 20.150,000 CZK will be paid by RIA from its own resources. This operation will be taking up the first stage which was festively finished this May.

26.09.2013 The Railway Infrastructure Administration attracts future employees by introducing its professions to young students.

The Railway Infrastructure Administration (RIA) prepares a day-long event called “Student Cup SŽDC “ (RIA Student Cup) for the end of September, having as objective to increase interests of students in technical high-school fields of study and to introduce railway professions in an entertaining form. The railway administration thus tries to find future employees precisely for technical fields problematic for human resources. Therefore RIA Student Cup is focused on students of the 8th and 9th class of primary schools who are going to choose their future profession in the weeks to come.

26.09.2013 Reconstruction will improve parameters of the line Hranice na Moravě – Horní Lideč

Improving parameters of the line Hranice na Moravě – Horní Lideč is the objective of the reconstruction that will be carried out this autumn by the Railway Infrastructure Administration. Works on one track between the Vsetín and Vlašská Polanka will result i.a. in a calmer train ride, enabled by building a continuous welded rail.

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