Operation on Újezdec u Luhačovic - Vlárský průsmyk line will be safer and more economical


Brumov-Bylnice, 22 September 2014 – The Railway Infrastructure Administration festively started  the modernisation of safety equipment on the Újezdec u Luhačovic – Vlárský průsmyk railway line. The construction’s objective on this important regional connection route is to build a complete remotely controlled system of traffic control technology.




”This line section is part of the so-called Vlára line which dates from more than 130 ago. In the times of former Czechoslovakia, it was being abundantly operated by express and through trains; now trains of regional importance prevail there. Installing remote control equipment as well as further modernisation will improve operative control, increase safety on the line and decrease its operational costs,“ said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of the Railway Infrastructure Administration.

The new system will enable safety equipment remote control in several railway stations at once. Railway stations Bojkovice and Bylnice will become traffic control centres from which two more stations will be controlled. Thanks to modern technology, it will be also possible to diagnose individual complexes remotely.

Station safety equipment of top Category 3 will be installed during the modernisation. That means it will be controlling clear lines as well as forbidden train routes simultaneously; signals will depend on the position of switches and catch points. Without automation, these conditions would have to be supervised by a detached employee.

A part of the construction is the installation of new internal signalling equipment and a camera system. Builders will also reconstruct railway superstructure and in part railway substructure in Bohuslavice nad Vláří railway station. Other stations on the line will be undergoing construction adaptations required by technology changes. Bridges in Bylnice station will be reconstructed as well.

The construction called ”Remotely controlled safety equipment on the line Újezdec u Luhačovic (outside) - Vlárský průsmyk” is co-financed from the EU Cohesion fund within the Operational Programme Transport. National resources were provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. Total construction investment costs amount to 299.765,917 CZK, the EU contribution amounts to 188.582,388 CZK at maximum.

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