The Railway Infrastructure Administrations started reconstructing switches in Křižanov Station


Křižanov, 13 August 2013 – As indicated by the construction designation, its main objective is reconstructing switches in Křižanov Station in the direction Havlíčkův Brod (the so-called Brod station head). The opposite end of the station (the so-called Brno station head) will be undergoing partial repairs as well. Switches on the Brod station head will be equipped at the same time with electric heating. Implementing this construction will help to achieve a standard state and increase railway transport safety.



The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has undertaken the reconstruction due to an unsatisfactory technical state of the switches when individual parts of switches’ constructions show their worn rate. Preserving a standard state of the superstructure and reliable function of the switch blades during their operation would bring increased maintenance requirements.

Reconstruction of the contact line will be carried out in such a way to enable train speed of 100 km/h (with a perspective of 120 km/h) in the main tracks and to ensure a smooth serviceability of the overhead line on all electrified tracks and switches. New dewatering will be also built on all reconstructed tracks. On the bridge at km 61,357, waterproof insulation under reconstructed tracks will be rebuilt and water from this insulation will be diverted outside the bridge construction.

The construction has been submitted for co-financing from the EU Cohesion Fund by the intermediary of the Operational Programme Transport for a programme period 2007–2013. will be ensured by the State Transport Infrastructure Fund.

Construction Designation Reconstruction of switches in. Křižanov railway station – Brod station head
Investor Railway Infrastructure Administration,
state organisation
Project Designer Valbek, spol. s r. o.
Supplier Viamont DSP a.s.
Start and end of construction km 61,297 –  km 62,408
Number of switches 8 new, 1 regenerated
Date of start 05/2013
Date of finalisation 10/2013
Total investments costs 134 545 732 CZK
Own investments (VAT excluded) 57 810 406 CZK (tendered price of Supplier)



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