Operation on Rožnov local line will be safer and smoother


Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, 30 April 2015 – Today, the Railway Infrastructure Administration festively launched testing operation of new railway crossings on the single-track line from Valašské Meziříčí to Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. Five railway crossings with roads underwent reconstruction.




”Fatal accidents on the railway are still mostly caused by undisciplined drivers or pedestrians at railway crossings. In terms of our care for railway infrastructure, we put great stress on the modernization of this important facility. New railway crossings on the Rožnov local line over one hundred years old will increase not only safety but also smooth railway and road transport operation“, says Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of the Railway Infrastructure Administration.

Before the construction start, these five railway crossings were secured only by St. Andrew’s crosses and due poor sight conditions, line speed amounted approximately to 40 km/h. The project enabled to increase this speed up to 60 km/h and in the future up to 85 km/h. All railway crossings were provided with new light safety equipment; in some cases, railway superstructure, substructure or the level crossing system was also reconstructed.

Total costs of the construction designated as Railway crossings on the line Valašské Meziříčí – Rožnov pod Radhoštěm amount to 67,103,153 CZK (VAT excluded). The investor is the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation. The project is co-financed by the EU from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport amounting to 43,440,059 CZK. National financing of the project is ensured by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The construction’s supplier is the Signalbau company.


Construction Designation Railway crossings on the line Valašské Meziříčí –  Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Construction Investor

Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation

Designer and Supplier Signalbau a.s.
Location of railway crossings km 1.352; km 3.272; km 3.779; km 4.139; km 4.344
Line speed 60 km/h
Term of construction launch 11/2014
Term of construction completion 04/2015
Total construction costs 67,103,153 CZK (VAT excluded)
Approved EU contribution 43,440,059 CZK


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