Trains can ride faster on the modernised section of the line Havlíčkův Brod - Brno


Žďár nad Sázavou, 14 October 2015 – The Railway Infrastructure Administration festively completed reconstruction of tracks in the section Sklené nad Oslavou – Ostrov nad Oslavou as part of a frequented line between Havlíčkův Brod and Brno. The main asset of the construction is a line speed increase up to 120 km/h for classical trains and to 140 km/h for tilting trains.



The core of a complex reconstruction and modernisation of the double-track line section Sklené nad Oslavou – Ostrov nad Oslavou consisted of exchanging the railway superstructure and substructure, including dewatering and renewal of the catenary. Extensive changes occurred at Laštovičky railway stop where builders constructed an elevated platform and adapted access ways, installed a new house content, an orientation system, lighting and radio.

”The result of reconstructing this line leading through the region of Vysočina will please especially railway transport passengers. Travelling by train between Brno and Havlíčkův Brod will be now more comfortable, faster and safer. Moreover, the modernised railway line satisfies higher quality requirements for purposes of operating international transport”, says Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of the Railway Infrastructure Administration about the construction’s assets.

Within the project’s framework, builders also reconstructed load bearing structures, stabilised bridges ad repaired culverts conducing water under the embankment. A part of the construction was also completely modernising rail safety equipment including external signalling components. Low voltage distribution lines were installed in a necessary extent. Prefabricated air conditioned relay components for placing line safety equipment were installed at railway stations Sklené nad Oslavou and Ostrov nad Oslavou.

Total costs of the construction designated as Reconstruction of tracks No 1 and 2 Sklené nad Oslavou – Ostrov nad Oslavou amounted up to 988,460,483 CZK (VAT excluded). The investor was the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation. The project was co-financed by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to a maximum amount of 713,896,572 CZK. National financing was assured by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.


Construction Designation Reconstruction of tracks No 1 and 2 Sklené nad Oslavou – Ostrov nad Oslavou
Construction Investor Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation
General Designer MORAVIA CONSULT Olomouc a.s.
Suppliers OHL ŽS a.s., Subterra a.s., Elektrizace železnic a.s.
Start and end of construction km 68.658 (Sklené nad Oslavou railway station) – km 77.577 (Ostrov nad Oslavou railway station)
Line speed 120 km/h (140 km/h for tilting trains)
Term of launch 08/2014
Term of completion 10/2015
Total construction costs 988,460,483 CZK (VAT excluded)
Approved EU contribution 713,896,572 CZK



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