Revitalisation of the Line Frýdlant nad Ostravicí – Valašské Meziříčí Improved Its Parameters


Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, 1 December 2016 – Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) improved parameters of a part of the railway line Frýdlant nad Ostravicí – Valašské Meziříčí. The main objective of the project was its putting into a technical shape which would correspond to EU parameters and standards.

The construction included adaptations of the railway superstructure and substructure, bridges and technological installations with the objective to increase line speed and railway operation safety in this section. The railway station Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem underwent an important change with creating barrier-free access to the platforms by an underpass with lifts as well as the railway stop Čeladná.

”The main asset of the revitalisation is especially improving travelling comfort and increasing safety on this railway line. Thanks to the project implementation, line speed could increase up to 100 kph which will reflect positively in shorter journey times. Passengers will also appreciate more comfortable and safer access to platforms at Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem railway station“, said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC about the construction’s positive impacts.

The project also included reconstruction of 26 railway crossings in total and renovation of safety and signalling equipment. Electronic safety equipment remotely controlled from the station Frýdlant nad Ostravicí has been built at Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem station. Axle counters were installed in the whole section for clear capacity control of station tracks and open line tracks to replace the original track circuits.

In accordance with the global objective of Operational Programme Transport Priority Axis 3 which is an improvement of railway transport outside the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T, higher transport availability was achieved, operation costs could be decreased and infrastructure capacity as well as railway operation quality for a prospective transport extent was assured.

Total estimated costs of the construction designated as Revitalisation of the line Frýdlant nad Ostravicí – Valašské Meziříčí equalled CZK 993,725,786 (VAT excluded). The investor was Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace. The project was approved for co-financing by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to a maximum amount of CZK 754,592,939. National financing was provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The companies Subterra a.s. and OHL ŽS, a.s. acted as suppliers.


Construction Designation Revitalisation of the line Frýdlant nad Ostravicí – Valašské Meziříčí
Construction Investor Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace
Suppliers Subterra a.s.
OHL ŽS, a.s.
Term of launch 06/2015
Term of completion 10/2016
Total construction costs CZK 993,725,786 (VAT excluded)
Planned EU contribution CZK 754,592,939



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