Press releases

08.06.2023
Czech-French cooperation on high-speed lines celebrates its 5th anniversary
Správa železnic and the French state railways group SNCF have been working together on the Czech high-speed lines (HSL) for 5 years. During this time, a detailed manual on how to design, build and operate the lines has been prepared. Thanks to this cooperation, the Czech Republic is already designing more than 300 km of new lines. Their technical design takes into account all the experience gained by French colleagues during more than 40 years of operation of TGV trains and the high-speed line system.
30.05.2023
Starting today, public can view the on-line design of HSL South Moravia
Správa železnic has launched the third Geographic Information System (GIS) for the planned network of high-speed lines (HSL). This time it is the section of the VRT Jižní Morava (HSL South Moravia) between Modřice and Šakvice. The portal will always show the last variant of the line routing in progress. People can make a question or comment about a specific place and the experts of Správa železnic will answer them directly through the system.
30.05.2023
Line between Soběslav and Doubí is ready for speed of 200 km/h
Soběslav became today the venue of the ceremonial completion of the modernisation of the line section between the local station and Doubí u Tábora. The result is a new construction of the double-track line, which will enable trains to run at up to 200 km/h after the installation of the European Train Control System (ETCS). They can now pass through the new section with a maximum of one hundred and sixty, but even so the travel times of trains connecting South Bohemia with Prague have been significantly shortened.
26.05.2023
Modernisation of Brno-Královo Pole station is coming closer
Planned modernisation of the second busiest railway station in the South Moravian metropolis has reached its final stage. Správa železnic announced a competition for the contractor for the comprehensive reconstruction of the Brno-Královo Pole station and adjacent sections. The passenger facilities will undergo a major transformation and a modern transport terminal will be built. Construction work is expected to start this September and should be completed by the end of 2025.
25.05.2023
German Railway (DB) opened new information centre for construction of high-speed line Prague – Dresden
The German railway infrastructure manager Deutsche Bahn has renovated the listed building of the “Pitch hut” in Heidenau, which from today serves as the new information centre for the high-speed line project (HSL) between Prague and Dresden. Visitors can enjoy a multimedia exhibition presenting the routing of the line or the construction of the Krušnohorský tunel (Ore Mountains Tunnel). Information panels are also devoted to geological works. Similarly, Správa železnic has been providing information about the project in the centre at the main station in Ústí nad Labem since last March.
23.05.2023
Convenient boarding of trains from all platforms in Roudnice nad Labem
Today Správa železnic festively completed the reconstruction of platforms in Roudnice nad Labem. Thanks to the standard height of 550 millimetres above the track, they are located at the floor level of modern trains and are barrier-free. The companies Chládek & Tintěra and MONZAS have carried out the works in the station since August 2021. The total cost amounts to 425 million crowns.
28.04.2023
Construction season is in full swing, impact on traffic will be lessened this year
This year's strongly pro-investments budget of 70 billion crowns enables the implementation of important and long-awaited constructions on the railway. The Minister of Transport Martin Kupka and the Director General of Správa železnic Jiří Svoboda presented the construction plan today. Exactly half of the 38 projects prepared for this year have already been launched. The reconstruction of lines and station buildings will require necessary traffic restrictions, but their impact will be lessened compared to last year.
24.04.2023
Geodesists work on mapping documents for high-speed lines in Vysočina and Moravská brána
Geodetic work is well underway on two sections of the future high-speed railway lines (HSL) network. Accurate mapping documents are an integral part of the technical designs of the new railways being prepared and form a precursor to documentation for zoning decision or joint permit. Geodesists are now surveying sections of the VRT Vysočina fáze II (HSL Highlands Phase II) between Světlá nad Sázavou and Velká Bíteš and the VRT Moravská brána I (HSL Moravian Gate I) in the area between Brodek u Přerova and Prosenice. The work will last until November this year.
20.04.2023
Busy section of 2nd railway corridor awaits complete reconstruction
Six-kilometre section of the corridor between Lipník nad Bečvou and Drahotuše will undergo modernisation, Správa železnic announced a competition for the construction contractor today. An important part of the planned investment is also the construction of a new branch line Jezernice, which will divide the intermediate station section and thus increase the capacity of the busy line and simplify the organisation of traffic during maintenance and emergencies.
14.04.2023
Reconstruction of Adamov railway station finishes
Opening of the new car park near the station building marks the end of the reconstruction of the Adamov railway station. It included mainly the construction of two platforms and a new footbridge over the track facility connecting the station forecourt with Hybešova Street. The total investment costs of the construction exceeded CZK 1 billion.