Reconstruction of a key traction substation on the whole Czech railway network is finished


Pečky, 28 May 2014 – Today the Railway Infrastructure Administration festively finalised the reconstruction of a traction substation in Pečky railway station which is situated on Czech Rail Transit Corridor I on the Praha – Kolín line section. From the point of view of the total Czech rail network modernisation, this investment can be seen as an important step. The Pečky traction substation is a key power feeding point not only for domestic and international rail transport but serves also testing rail circuits of the Rail Research Institute in the near village of Cerhenice.




The Railway Infrastructure Administration started the whole operation in January 2012. The decision for such a crucial substation modernisation was reached especially due to the fact that the original substation dated from 1957 and has already passed its life cycle limit. The 110 kV distribution station technology underwent a complex reconstruction as well. Two transformers 110/23 kV with an output of 16 MVA and a gas-isolated 22 kV box-type distribution station were newly installed. The distribution station will serve for power feeding three rectifying transformers, own-consumption transformers and also transformers for feeding a 6 kV 50 Hz distribution frame for safety installations. A 3 kV DC part for feeding the transit corridor overhead contact line will be assured by means of three box-type rectifiers on extending carts.

The technology used will considerably increase reliability of Rail Transit Corridor I power feeding and at the same time will decrease negative impacts on the environment. Another matter of interest is also self-service controlling of technological complexes of the traction substation and the 110 kV distribution station directly from the electrical control centre Křenovka in Prague.

The whole premises will get a new face as well. All installations that could not be used for equipping the substation with new technology were dismantled. The main operation building was also completely reconstructed. The traction substation’s premises with a new access road were fenced once again and equipped with modern street lighting.

The construction “Reconstruction of Traction Substation R 110 kV and T 110 kV Pečky” is co-financed within the Operational Programme Transport from the EU Cohesion Fund. National resources were provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. Total investment costs of the construction amount 256.856,000 CZK, the EU contribution will reach a sum of 192.282,530 maximum.


Construction Designation Reconstruction of Traction Substation  R 110 kV and T 110 kV Pečky

Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation

Designer SUDOP PRAHA a. s.
Supplier Elektrizace železnic Praha a. s.
Term of start 1/2012
Term of completion 5/2014
Construction implementation costs (VAT excluded) 256.856,000 CZK


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