Modernization of the line Votice – Benešov u Prahy


Festive launch of the operation on the section of the tunnel line relocation between the railway stations Votice and Olbramovice

Benešov/Heřmaničky, 30th November 2011 – Two new railway tunnels Olbramovický and Votický were put into operation on a festive occasion – on a modernized section of IV Railway Transit Corridor. Also, the odd set of tracks in the railway station Olbramovice, the new signalling installation in Olbramovice and Votice including the automatic block on the track section Votice – Olbramovice are already operating.




The investor of this construction is the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC), state organization. Ing. Pavel Habarta, MBA, Executive Director commented on today´s festive occasion: „As a result of the line relocation, the distance was shortened by 122 metres and after the completion of the whole construction Modernization of the line Votice - Benešov u Prahy, the current line speed of 100 km/h will be enhanced to 150 km/h for standard sets and to 160 km/h for tilting boxes.“

Main tunnel work on the remaining three tunnels on the relocation - in Zahradnický, Tomický and Tomickým II – is completed and the work focuses on the suspensions for the overhead contact line, the installation of the signalling equipment components as well as on the installation of the tunnel lighting.

The work on the piercing and excavation of tunnels and on the supporting structures was executed 24/7. The redundant soil from the construction of the tunnels – one is excavated and four are pierced – was deposited on the waste disposal area Heřmanička into the future embankment within the scope of the follow-up construction of the railway corridor. In addition to the tunnels, completely new bridge structures were built as part of the line relocation.

The funds were granted by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. Simultaneously, co-funding of this project by the European Union under the Operational Programme Transport was requested. The planned contribution from the Cohesion Fund amounts to CZK 4,085,845,894. The request for the subsidy was endorsed by the Ministry of Transport CR in November 2009; the approval process is currently proceeding at the level of the European Commission. The investment costs total CZK 6,756,893,000. National sources: CZK 2,671,047,106.


Basic information  
Name of the construction Modernization of the line Votice – Benešov u Prahy
Investor of the construction Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization
Chief developer SUDOP Praha a.s.
Contractor Association VoBen (EUROVIA CS, a.s. – chief member, Subterra a.s., Viamont DSP, a.s.)
Launch August 2009
Completion May 2013
Length of the relocation 2,123 km
Votický Tunnel (excavated) 0,590 km
Olbramovický Tunnel (pierced) 0,480 km
New bridges 2
New culverts 3





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