Press releases

ETCS System Installation on Main Lines in Prague and Neighbourhood Launched
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) continues introducing the European Train Control System (ETCS) on its network. In a year already, it will be installed in the line section Český Brod - Praha-Uhříněves. The festive launch of this project having as objective to put the modern train control system on the line from Kralupy nad Vltavou through Prague to Kolín into operation took place today in Prague.
Reconstruction of Line Lysá nad Labem – Čelákovice Begins. A New Bridge Will Span over Labe River
Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) continues modernizing the line No 231. After recently completing the Čelákovice Station reconstruction, it festively launched today the optimization of a connecting section to Lysá nad Labem. Its most important part will be a construction of a new railway bridge over Labe River near the Čelákovice-Jiřina railway stop. Total estimated investment costs exceed CZK 1.8 billion; the reconstruction should be completed in the first half of 2022.
Trains Will Arrive from Louny Centre to Lovosice in One Hour
Increasing line speed up to 100 kph was the result of revitalization of the line from Louny to Lovosice which was festively completed today by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC). Besides decreasing journey times, it also brought higher comfort for passengers at reconstructed railway stations and stops as well as higher operation safety. The construction was launched in April last year with total cost exceeding CZK 1.2 billion.
Geodesists Chart Territory for High-Speed Line from Praha-Běchovice to Poříčany
Employees from companies with which Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) concluded contracts on carrying out geodetic bearing of the terrain are already in the field between Prosenice and Ostrava-Svinov (HSL Moravian Gate), Modřice and Šakvice (HSl South Moravia) and since the end of September also between Praha-Běchovice and Poříčany (HSL Polabí). They prepare geodetic and map documentation for up to 130 kilometres of new lines.
Architectonic Contest Near Its Finale
The international jury decided today on the winning design for the architectonic solution of Praha-Veleslavín railway station. During a two-day session, it evaluated five final designs which moved from Phase 1. The contest was announced by Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in connection with the preparation and elaboration of the project ”Modernization and New Construction of the Line Praha-Veleslavín (included) – Praha-Letiště Václava Havla”.
Another Construction Launched on Corridor IV, Line Soběslav – Doubí Will Get Straightened
The reconstruction of Czech Transit Rail Corridor IV from Prague to South Bohemia enters its final phase. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) festively launched modernization of last but one section between Soběslav and Doubí u Tábora. The construction with total costs exceeding CZK 4 billion will last until 2023. Due to the fact that this will be mostly a new line construction, it will have a minimal impact on passengers.
Kolín Prides Itself with a New Passenger Building
After a year-long complete reconstruction, Kolín ranks among more Central Bohemia cities embellished by a new passenger building. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) festively completed the reconstruction works. The administration building and outer premises also underwent adaptations for a total price of CZK 76 million.
Two-day Geologic Workshop within the Czech-Saxon Cooperation Project
A two-day workshop of the project Cross-border cooperation for the development of railway transport Saxony – Czech Republic focused on geological survey took place on 8 – 9 October 2019. Under the geologists’ guidance, the project partners and invited guests visited gradually more than a dozen localities on both sides of the Czech-German border. Achieved results will help in preparing a high-speed connection between capitals of both countries.
SŽDC Presented the Current State of High-Speed Line Praha – Brno – Ostrava Preparation
One of the main priorities of Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) in the field of railway infrastructure construction is ensuring the implementation of the governmental Programme of Rapid Service connections development in the Czech Republic. To ensure its successful preparation and implementation, intense cooperation of SŽDC with state administration represented especially by the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Regional Development and bodies of regional and local authorities is necessary. That is why the infrastructure manager prepared for this year a project of presentation meetings named Current state of preparation of high-speed lines (HSL) in the Czech Republic which continued today in Brno.
SŽDC Continues with Intense Preparations for Polabí HSL
At the end of September, the contract on geodetic bearing of the high-speed line Praha-Běchovice – Poříčany (HSL Polabí) was published in the Register of Contracts. The supplier of works for a price of almost CZK 10 million will be the company GEFOS. Geodesists will be working in the field up to the end of the year; they will hand in results of their work next March. Geodetic documents will speed up considerably the elaboration of documentation for a territorial decision.