Progress of the construction work Modernization of the railway section Votice - Benešov u Prahy


Prague, 24/03/2011 – Along the whole section of the line Votice – Benešov u Prahy there are ongoing excavations and concreting of foundations for overhead line masts, their construction and equipment, subsequent re-hang of the overhead contact line and dismantling of original masts and foundations, upgrade of cabling and signalling installation components and cabling relocation for possible construction.



The main work continues on tunnels, however, the situation is getting better. In connection with the vegetation rest coming to an end, cutting of woodland green in areas which will be affected by the construction this year is in its final stage. Good weather conditions allowed work on the rehabilitation of the cut at the beginning of the section near the village of Strelitov, where different geological conditions as against the project were detected. Work on the railway substructure also proceeds in the railway sections Votice – Olbramovice, Olbramovice – Tomice and Tomice – Bystřice. Work continues with cuts, embankments, surface modifications including the preparation for planting vegetation.

Work still proceeds on five built tunnels, one excavated – Voticky and four pierced ones – Olbramovicky, Zahradnicky and Tomicky and Tomicky II.

  • Work in Olbramovicky tunnel proceeds with concreting of the vault.
  • Zahradnicky tunnel has been pierced, however, the final part of the tunnel bottom extraction, reinforcing with armour and concreting of footings and concreting of definite lining are in progress.
  • Work in Tomicky tunnel proceeds with piercing of the calotte and the core of the tunnel and ground concrete in portals and the tunnel is prepared for the concreting of footings. The whole tunnel has been profiled.
  • Work at Tomicky tunnel II proceeds with the piercing of the calotte.
  • Work at Voticky tunnel proceeds with the extraction and clearing of slopes from loose stones and securing slopes; in another section concreting of the grand concrete, reinforcement and concreting of footings, assembling of the vault lining and its concreting is being finalized.


Construction workers also continue their tasks on bridge structures. Work still proceeds with the bridge structure above the village of Srbice as well as with a new railway bridge across Road I/18. There is extensive work related to a bridge structure which is being rebuilt to a railway culvert near Bystrice. Near bridges and culverts which are expanded or just rehabilitated, work focuses on cutting subterranean cavities and their rehabilitation, regrinding, grouting, blasting, pointing, concreting of cornices, application of protective and uniforming paints, or possibly pavement and setting of the railing.

The railway construction is linked to the construction of noise barriers; there is a section which is being built to protect a borough of the city of Bystřice.

There are preparations for the reconstruction of the railway station Olbramovice in odd set of tracks, pulling out parts of tracks to ensure smooth continuation of construction work – railway substructure, new overhead line masts, cable duct, relocation of water conduit and passenger underpass. There is construction work on the passenger building at the station Olbramovice, also for the purpose to include new systems for operation safety while work continues on the extension of the passenger building.

The construction work calls for necessary track possessions and detours on neighbouring roads. In the daytime, track possessions relate to ongoing work on the foundations of the overhead contact lines, earthwork and blasting operations near the line. The construction also affects traffic operations. Traffic is restricted in areas, where work proceeds on bridge structures, or is directed to neighbouring roads.

The construction started in August 2009 and the deadline for its completion was set for December 2013. The financial means were provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. Co-funding of this project by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport totals CZK 4.085.845.894.

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