The rail operability is understood as a provision of technical conditions of the railway infrastructure to guarantee its safe and smooth operation. This term derives from Act on Rail Systems (Act No. 266/1994 Coll., on Rail Systems). The provision of rail operability is a crucial task of each rail operator. SŽDC is currently a nation-wide rail operator and an operator of the large majority of regional rails in the Czech Republic.
Basic tasks in the area of operability include the provision of the following:
- Administration of the railway infrastructure assets
- Maintenance and repair of the railway infrastructure
- Safe rail infrastructure by operating the railway network.
The scope of SŽDC railway network up to 1 January 2012
|total length of lines||9,470.16 km|
|electrified lines||3,207.51 km|
|standard-gauge lines||9,447.55 km|
|narrow-gauge lines||22.61 km|
|single-track lines||7,557.13 km|
|double and multi-track lines||1,913.03 km|
|total construction length of lines||15,552.46 km|
|total length of tunnels||42,743.91 m|