42 line sections were equipped with diagnostics of running railway vehicles


Prague, 10 November 2016 – Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) introduced a system of diagnostics of railway vehicles running on many line sections. The project included the installation of 42 new indicators including evaluation workplaces’ and a control system with a task to evaluate measured values from a long-term point of view. The main objective of the project was especially increasing operation safety and reliability on the railway network.


”The project consists of two parts aggregated into a connected system, more specifically the installation of indicators and their control system. An important asset of the installation was especially increasing rail transport safety by uncovering hot boxes, brakes, tyres and flat wheels in time”, said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC. 

The project was in accordance with the global objective of Priority Axis 1 which is an improvement of railway transport on the Trans-European Network TEN-T. The construction implementation allowed increasing transport availability. From other positive impacts we can name fewer train delays caused by lately uncovered or unfound defects, fewer fires near the line, lesser wear out of the rails and other parts of the railway superstructure as well as avoiding rail fractures.

Total estimated costs of the construction designated as Diagnostics of running rail vehicles including the control system amounted up to CZK 500,468,092 (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to a maximum amount of CZK 391,829,837. National financing was provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The company Diagnostika jedoucích železničních vozidel consisting of the companies Elektrizace železnic Praha a.s., STARMON s.r.o. and Sdružení Řídící system which consists of the companies OLTIS Group a.s. and STARMON s.r.o acted as supplier.


Construction Designation Diagnostics of running rail vehicles including the control system
Construction Investor Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace
Suppliers Elektrizace železnic Praha a.s.
STARMON s.r.o.
Sdružení Řídící systém – OLTIS Group a.s. and
STARMON s.r.o.
Term of launch 7/2015
Term of completion 11/2016
Total construction costs CZK 500,468,092 (VAT excluded)
Approved EU contribution CZK 391,829,837


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