Increasing Speed on the Czech Railway Shows in Shorter Journey Times of Trains
Trains on the Czech railway start accelerating thanks to a finalization of investments of Správa železnic with one of their results being a line speed increase. Journey times decrease not only on modernized main routes but also on reconstructed regional lines.
Správa železnic Will Add Barriers to 39 More Level Crossings This Year
Správa železnic follows its trend of increasing safety at railway crossings with roads and will add barriers to 39 more level crossings this year. Statistics of exceptional events caused by road car drivers at level crossings demonstrate that this approach was truly successful. The infrastructure manager continues with prevention as well; last week, it launched new information videos “A safe railway” focused namely on road car drivers’ behaviour at railway crossings.
Správa železnic Will Reconstruct Žďár nad Sázavou Railway Station
Správa železnic will reconstruct a part of Žďár nad Sázavou railway station and the connected line curve in direction to Sázava u Žďáru. Besides the railway superstructure and substructure, the catenary one kilometre long is also going to be renewed. Signalling equipment will be modified as well. In order to minimize impacts on passengers, single-track operation will be preserved during construction works. The construction should be completed in June next year.
Trains will Accelerate Not only while passing through the Dluhonice Overtaking Station
Správa železnic continues reconstructing the Přerov junction. After a complex reconstruction of the railway station as such, the overtaking station Dluhonice nearby and adjoining sections between stations have their turn now. The completion of construction works at the end of next year will allow faster train rides both in direction from Prague to Ostrava and to central Moravia as well as on Czech Rail Transit Corridor II which connects southern and northern Moravia. All railway crossings will be closed and replaced by a road overpass and footbridges for pedestrians. Total investment costs amount almost to CZK 3.8 billion.
The Year 2020 Will Present a High Pace for Správa železnic in Reconstructing Lines, Station Buildings and HSL Preparation
This year, Správa železnic accelerates preparation of dozens of investments. More dozens of projects will enter their implementation phase. The high-speed lines’ pilot sections project and station buildings’ reconstruction keep going intensely as well. More specific diagnostics and static assessment of railway bridges will be completed. Safety at railway crossings is also one of our priorities.
Správa železnic successfully continued Modernizing its Railway Network and Buildings Last Year
Almost 92 km of modernized lines put into operation, modernizations’ and reconstructions’ launch and continuation, further steps in preparing HSL pilot sections or record-breaking sums spent for reconstructions and repairs of station buildings with emphasis on barrier-free access. This is only a short enumeration of activities carried out by Správa železnic in the last year. In 2019, our organization invested by CZK 600 million more than in 2018. A sum of almost CZK 20 billion was invested only into railway infrastructure modernization (more specifically CZK 19.605 billion).
Správa železnic and DB Netz AG Concluded an Agreement on Common Preparation of the New Line Dresden – Prague
At the end of last year, Správa železnic, státní organizace, DB Netz AG and DB Energie GmbH concluded an agreement on cooperation in the field of project preparation for the construction of the New railway service Dresden – Prague. Cooperation will focus on the cross-border section Dresden – Ústí nad Labem with the foothill Krušné hory (Ore Mountains) tunnel as its key part.
Preparations for New Railway Service Dresden – Prague Continue
Yesterday, representatives of Správa železnic took part in a meeting of the working group of Ministries of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany in Dresden. The group moved forward in preparation of an international agreement which will ensure the construction and operation of this European project of uttermost importance. The Praha-Vysočany – Lovosice/Litoměřice HSL section is part of the main Trans-European transport network which should be completed up to 2030.
ETCS System Also Being Tested for Higher Speeds Between Břeclav and Vranovice
One of the objectives of running tests under way between Břeclav and Vranovice is to test the European Train Control System (ETCS) also for speeds of 200 kph. This system started serving commercial railway operation in the section Břeclav – Kolín last year. Its installation is i.a. one of the necessary conditions for a gradual speed increase on the Czech railway above the current 160 kph.
Správa železnic Tests the Břeclav – Vranovice Line for Speed of 200 kph
Since last December, running tests of railway vehicles at a speed of 200 kph are going on in parts of the line between Břeclav and Vranovice. The tests’ objective is preparing selected line sections of the Czech rail network for a planned speed increase and verifying the behaviour of bearing constructions and other parts of railway constructions during a considerably higher dynamic load. Measuring of the line’s vicinity acoustic burden during passage of a vehicle at speeds higher than 160 kph of today is also being carried out.