Railway in the Czech Republic achieves another success in the field of investments co-funded by the European Union


Prague, 19/01/2011 – Within a very short period, the European Commission approved the sixth investment project (over EURO 50 million) for the Czech railway. The Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC) will receive a contribution of nearly CZK 1 billion from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport. In this case, the objective of this big investment project was the electrification of the railway section Šatov – Znojmo.

The electrification and the overall line reconstruction (superstructure and substructure, bridges and culverts, safety and communication installations) resulted in the speed enhancement up to 90 km/h. The section also provides a larger clear space (in line with the loading gauge UIC GC) and a higher load capacity (in line with the class D4). The whole project is most significant as the section is a follow-up to the previously reconstructed section from the state border with Austria to Šatov. Between Znojmo and Vienna, there is a direct connection via an electrified line and the cross-border railway infrastructure in the Znojmo region got linked to the European network.

More information on the construction is available on SZDC´s website.
Link : (http://www.szdc.cz/modernizace-drahy/prehled-staveb/op-doprava/satov-znojmo.html)

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