12.11.2009 Railway section Šatov – Znojmo electrified
For the first time in history a train driven by an electric engine arrived in Znojmo from Vienna. The arrival of this special train festively concluded the Electrification of the railway section Šatov – Znojmo. The electrification and reconstruction of the line provides a direct link between Vienna and Znojmo including the enhancement of the line speed. The railway station Znojmo has undergone a full modernization including the signalling equipment and island platforms. Also, the railway bridge over the valley of the Dyje river has undergone a technically challenging reconstruction.
03.11.2009 Optimization Zbiroh - Rokycany started
Another section of the III Railway Transit Corridor has been festively opened. This construction is called the Optimization of the section Zbiroh – Rokycany. The completion of the whole Optimization of the section between Zbiroh and Rokycany is scheduled for 2012.