Information published on 7 June 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 502.

Czech Republic: Journey times shortened, safety and travelling comfort increased on three railway lines in the Liberec Region

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Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration) has improved parameters on three railway lines in the Liberec Region. The main objective of these projects was to achieve a technical state corresponding to EU parameters and standards.

The following projects were implemented:

Line 030 Jaroměř – Liberec on the Stará Paka – Malá Skála section
Line 030 Jaroměř – Liberec on the Turnov – Liberec section
Line 036 Liberec – Tanvald

Projects on the above-mentioned lines included adaptations of the railway superstructure and substructure, platforms, bridges, culverts, railway crossings and walls. Electrical heating of switches was adapted as well in order to ensure greater safety of railway operations and functionality, especially during winter. The renewal of selected distribution systems and elements of safety and signalling installations was also part of the construction.

“One of the most important assets of all construction work carried out is greater travel comfort and safety on these railway lines. The projects’ implementation allowed full use of possibilities offered by the current infrastructure on the line sections concerned which will result in shorter journey times, better turnover of the train-sets and improved train connections. Railway transport will thus become more attractive for the travelling public”, said Mr Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC.

All the projects mentioned above will contribute considerably to better transport availability, decreasing operation costs and ensuring infrastructure capacity as well as railway transport quality. Another positive impact will be an increase of railway operation smoothness and safety.

The total estimated cost of the construction designated as Line 030 Jaroměř – Liberec on the Stará Paka – Malá Skála section amounted to 560,440,328 CZK (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the European Union Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport to the maximum amount of 436,341,997 CZK. The construction’s suppliers were the companies EUROVIA CS, a.s. and GJW Praha spol. s r.o.

The total estimated cost of the construction designated as Line 030 Jaroměř – Liberec onthe Turnov – Liberec section amounted to 570,691,870 CZK (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the European Union Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport to the maximum amount of 437,599,900 CZK. The construction’s suppliers were the companies EUROVIA CS, a.s. and Chládek a Tintěra, Pardubice a.s.

The total estimated cost of the construction designated as Line 036 Liberec – Tanvald amounted to 363,938,874 CZK (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the European Union Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport to the maximum amount of 276,226,649 CZK. The construction’s supplier was the company Chládek a Tintěra, a.s.

National financing of all the above-mentioned projects was provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.

(Source: SZDC)