The construction of a high-speed railway line in the Czech Republic is planned to begin in 2025

The Czech Republic’s railway infrastructure operator Správa železnic (SŽ) has provided new information on preparations for the construction of several high-speed railway lines in the Czech Republic. It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply citing ZDM.

The construction of a high-speed railway line
Picture: SNCF

Plans include the construction of a high-speed highway to Dresden, a connection to the railway network of Slovakia and Poland, which will significantly reduce travel time between Prague and Bratislava. The construction of the first sections is planned to start in 2025.

In total, the high-speed highway network will be able to serve about 5.5 million people, which is about half of the entire population of the Czech Republic, with an increase in daily passenger traffic to 130 thousand people.

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The high-speed rail will include two railway tunnels, including the Krushnogorsk one on the German border. Additionally, it is planned to build two railway lines in the eastern direction. They will be built double-track with a maximum speed of 320 km/h, and will also be equipped with the European train traffic control system ETCS level 2.

The planning of new lines is carried out in three stages. The annual cost of the construction of the highway will amount to $ 690 million. The first sections of the HSR may be opened for passenger transportation in 2028.

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