Travelling by Train Faster and Safer on the Line Děčín – Rumburk


Česká Kamenice, 15 December 2016 – Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) has improved parameters on the line from Děčín to Rumburk in the section Benešov nad Ploučnicí – Rumburk. The main objective of the project was to achieve a technical state corresponding to EU parameters and standards.

The construction included a renewal of the railway superstructure and substructure, bridges, culverts and signalling safety equipment. Adaptations at railway crossings allowed to increase railway operation safety and to eliminate local speed limitations. The renewal of Markvartice station contributed to a line capacity increase. Thanks to power connections, electrical heating of switches has been assured at selected railway stations.

”One of the main assets of construction works carried out on the railway line 081 is especially higher travelling comfort and operation safety. Passengers will be also pleased by higher line speed and shorter journey times“, said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC.

In accordance with the objectives of Operational Programme Transport Priority Axis 3 which is an improvement of railway transport outside the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T, higher transport availability has been achieved, railway infrastructure capacity and operation quality for a prospective transport extent has been assured.

Total estimated costs of the construction designated as Line 081 Děčín – Rumburk in the section Benešov nad Ploučnicí – Rumburk equalled CZK 973,522,942 (VAT excluded). The project was approved for co-financing by the European Union under the Operational Programme Transport with a planned amount from the Cohesion Fund reaching up to CZK 761,570,892. National financing was provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The construction’s suppliers were the companies STRABAG Rail and MONZAS.


Construction Designation Line 081 Děčín – Rumburk in the section Benešov nad Ploučnicí – Rumburk
Construction Investor Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace
Suppliers STRABAG Rail a.s.
MONZAS, spol. s. r. o.
Term of launch 09/2015
Term of completion 11/2016
Total construction costs CZK 973,522,942 (VAT excluded)
Approved EU contribution CZK 761,570,892



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