CZECH infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded engineering consultancy Sudop Praha a Koruna 6.9m ($US 320,000) contract to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Prague with Brno and Breclav on the Austrian border.
BAVARIAN minister of transport Mr Joachim Herrmann and Czech transport minister Mr Dan Ťok announced on July 26 that Munich - Prague services will almost double in frequency from December, with aspirations to reduce the journey time from six hours to less than four hours by 2030.
The Czech Republic is currently engaged in an unprecedented programme of infrastructure upgrades. Pavel Surý, director general of Czech railway infrastructure manager SŽDC, speaks exclusively to Kevin Smith and Quintus Vosman about how this work is transforming domestic and international services.
THE Czech Ministry of Transport has launched a tender for a contract to develop a concept for a transition to a single electrification system as part of plans to convert all lines currently electrified at 3kV dc to 25kV ac 50Hz.
FOLLOWING a study by Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC, the Czech Ministry of Transport has selected a preferred option for a rail link between Prague city centre, Vaclav Havel International Airport, and the town of Kladno to the northwest of the capital.