A contract has been signed for the construction of a new railway station for high-speed trains near Prague. The Czech railway infrastructure operator, Správa železnic, has signed a contract for the preparation of all documentation for a project for the construction of a new railway station near Prague, designed to service trains on the future high-speed rail line.

construction of a new railway station for high-speed trains
Picture: Biuro Projektowe Opočenský Valouch

Správa železnic, signed a contract with a design office that presented its design for a station for high-speed trains. The tender was reviewed in January, but a contract has been signed with the contractor now. According to the Infrastructure Manager, the best project was “MP + ov Nehvizdy 2020” by the duo Jiří Opočenský and Štěpán Valouch – this project is supported by Metroprojekt. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Nakolei Pl.

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The new railway station, tentatively called Praga East, is to become a key station for the high-speed line system designated in the Czech Republic as “VRT”. Praga East will not be a terminal station, and it will not be in Prague, but in Nehvizda. According to the Czechs, the construction of such a station will become an impetus for the development of the region. Thus, the architectural competition had a second, urban part, during which teams of architects designed additional areas around the train station. The proposals explore several possible approaches to relatively dense urban development.

construction of a new railway station for high-speed trains
Picture: Biuro Projektowe Opočenský Valouch

The station will serve as an interchange hub between the high-speed lines Prague – Brno and VRT Prague – Hradec Kralove, and will also serve as a starting point for Prague and Brno.

The railway management described the signing of the contract as an important step towards the implementation of the entire pilot section of VRT Polabí.

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