Czech railways count on solid state investment

This year Czech Railways plan to continue work on the modernization and repair of rail tracks, stations and dispatch centers. This will be possible due to the allocation of 53 billion kroons (over 2 billion euros) from the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. 31.2 billion kroons should go to investment projects, which is 1.5 billion more than in 2020. This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the national infrastructure operator Sprava Zeleznic.

Czech railways count on solid state investment

Thus, Sprava Zeleznic will be able to continue fulfilling its development plan until 2030. In general, its implementation in the next 10 years will require about 500 billion kroons.

“A number of large investment projects are currently underway, and in the near future it is planned to announce tenders for other important structures, which are currently at the final stage of project preparation,” says Jiri Svoboda, head of administration at Sprava Zeleznic.

In particular, plans for 2021 include the modernization of 97 km of tracks, the reconstruction of stations (including the central station in Prague), electrification of lines and further centralization of traffic management. The projects also include the reconstruction of 200 level crossings for almost 2 billion kroons.

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