Revitalisation of the line Pardubice – Ždírec nad Doubravou improved its parameters


Chrudim, 3 June 2016 – Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration – SŽDC) improved parameters on a part of the railway line Havlíčkův Brod – Pardubice. The main objective of the project is to achieve a technical state corresponding to EU parameters and standards.


The construction included adaptations of the railway superstructure and substructure on open line tracks and station tracks, an exchange of the track skeleton, building new platforms, reconstruction of current railway stations and crossings as well as renewal of signalling and communication equipment. The cable system was also adapted, drains were reshaped and ballast and selected culverts were reconstructed.

”The asset of the revitalisation is especially an increase of travelling comfort and safety on the line. Passengers will certainly also appreciate shorter journey times and more comfortable and safer circulation on the newly built platforms “, said Mr, Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC about positive impacts of the construction.

Builders constructed new central platforms at Chrudim, Slatiňany and Hlinsko v Čechách stations. Line sections between stations Chrást u Chrudimi – Slatiňany and Slatiňany – Chrudim were also reconstructed. A new overtaking station Cejřov was built between stations Vrbatův Kostelec and Prosetín.

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, operational costs were decreased and infrastructure capacity and railway operation quality for a prospective transport extent was assured.

Total estimated costs of the construction designated as Revitalisation of the line Pardubice – Ždírec nad Doubravou amount up to 995,777,500 CZK (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 782,768,776 CZK. National financing was provided by the state Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The construction’s suppliers were the companies EUROVIA CS, GJW Praha, Chládek a Tintěra, Pardubice and HOCHTIEF CZ.


Construction Designation Revitalisation of the line Pardubice – Ždírec nad Doubravou
Construction Investor Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation
Suppliers EUROVIA CS, a.s.
GJW Praha, spol. s r.o.
Chládek a Tintěra, Pardubice a.s.
Term of launch 05/2015
Term of completion 07/2016
Total construction costs 995,777,500 CZK (VAT excluded)
Planned EU contribution 782,768,776 CZK


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