Czech Republic equips 200 km railway line with ETCS system

The Czech railway infrastructure operator Správa železnic has completed the installation of the European Traffic Control System (ETCS) on the Petrovice – Břeclav line. As a result, another 204 km of lines equipped with a modern security system were added to the general network. Construction work began in mid-2017 and lasted three and a half years, informs railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the information provided by Railway Pro.

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Within the framework of the project, ETCS Level 2 equipped three railway sections with lengths of 98, 92 and 14 km.

The introduction of a unified European system required technical changes at the central control room in Přerov.

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The contractor for the deployment of ETCS on the Petrovice – Břeclav railway was AŽD. The project is 85% co-financed by the European Union from the Connecting Europe Facility. The total investment value was CZK 730.5 million (EUR 27.9 million) excluding VAT.

This line is part of the Baltic-Adriatic transport corridor.


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