Travelling by train between Tábor and Písek is more comfortable now


Tábor, 27 June 2016 – Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Railway Infrastructure Administration) improved parameters of the South Bohemian line from Tábor to Ražice. The main objective of the project was to increase the line’s technical state to a level corresponding to European parameters and standards.


The works were carried out in line sections Tábor – Balkova Lhota and Záhoří – Písek. They included renovations of the railway substructure and superstructure, partial components of bridges, and culverts. Furthermore, concrete sleepers and rails were replaced. Structural modifications were also performed on most railway crossings which were affected by the exchange of the superstructure. The modernisation also included safety devices and local cable lines.

“The main benefit of the adjustments made in the railway section between Tábor and Písek was an increase of travel comfort and safety on the line” said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC.

In line with the global objective of Priority Axis 3 of the Operational Programme Transport, which is to improve rail transport outside trans-European transport network TEN-T, traffic accessibility was increased, operational costs were reduced, and railway capacity and quality of railway traffic for prospective transport volumes were secured.

The estimated total cost of the project designated as Line No 201 Tábor – Ražice, section Tábor – Písek amounted to CZK 250,810,731 (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the EU Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport. The maximum amount of support was CZK 194,508,642. The national funding was provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The suppliers were OHL ŽS, a.s. and EDIKT.


Construction Designation Line No. 201 – Tábor – Ražice, section Tábor – Písek
Construction Investor Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace
Supplier OHL ŽS, a.s.
EDIKT a.s.
Term of launch 9/2015
Term of completion 4/2016
Total construction costs 250,810,731 CZK (VAT excluded)
Approved EU contribution 194,508,642 CZK


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