Festive launch of the modernization of the railway section České Budějovice – Nemanice


České Budějovice, 28/04/2011 – Another significant construction within the modernization of the European railway network entitled „Modernization of the railway section České Budějovice – Nemanice I“ was festively launched. The project is part of IV Railway Transit Corridor and the line České Velenice - České Budějovice - Pilsen. The length of the reconstructed section is 2.62 km. The investor of the construction is Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC).



From the international perspective, the construction "Modernization of the railway section České Budějovice - Nemanice I" is part of the network of transnational main lines in compliance with international agreements AGTC and AGC. From the domestic perspective, this section is part of IV Railway Transit Corridor which includes the section from Děčín state border via Prague and České Budějovice to Horní Dvořiště state border. The railway station České Budějovice represents a central point of the railway network of South-Bohemian Region with links to both inland neighbouring resorts of regional significance and to neighbouring Austria. „The outcome of the modernization will be enhanced line speed and operation safety. Installing new safety and telecommunication systems or upgrading the current ones and cancelling/upgrading level crossings will contribute to enhanced operation safety. Reconstructing platforms and providing access for disabled persons will improve the quality of passenger transportation“, commented on today´s festive occasion Ing. Pavel Habarta, MBA, SŽDC´s Executive Director.

"The Modernization of the railway section České Budějovice - Nemanice I" also includes the reconstruction of the railway station České Budějovice (except for the south station head). The train stop České Budějovice – north stop will be upgraded as well. Passengers will be able to benefit from new barrier-free access including new lifts and platforms of 550 mm over the top of rail to allow an easier entry and exit. New information and navigation systems will also be provided. The most significant change in the section České Budějovice - Nemanice (exclusive) especially applies to doubling of the section over the flyovers of Skuherský and Pekárenská street.

Track layout of the north station head of the passenger station České Budějovice allows on main tracks in stationing direction from km 213,280 to km 213,945 to enhance the line speed up to 100 km/h (in the opposite direction, the line speed of 60 km/h is intended for this section). The section km 213,945 - km 214,787 will allow the line speed of 120 km/h. From km 214,787 to km 215,900, the line speed of up to 140 km/h has been designed with regard to prospective planning of the section Nemanice - Ševětín. Along the whole length, the modernized tracks will allow clear space Z-GC and loading class D4 UIC.

The construction is funded by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure under the Operational Programme Transport. The project „Modernization of the section České Budějovice – Nemanice I“ is put forward for co-funding by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund. The EU contribution for this construction may represent 71.20 %, i.e. approximately CZK 633 373 000,-.


Investor Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization
Contractor EUROVIA CS, a.s.
Cost of construction CZK 740 420 556,-
Start February 2011
Completion January 2014


Technical data  
Length of the reconstructed section 2,62 km
Track UIC 60 5,12 km
Track S 49 0,12 km
Reconstructed railway bridges 12
Reconstructed level crossings 2
Implemented LX safety installations 2
Reconstruction of pedestrian underpasses 3
New switches total 25
Implementation of electric switch heating 24
Contact line system 20 km
Noise barriers 1,31 km
Individual noise-protection measures 21 structures


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