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Spanish OHL will modernize railway in Czech Republic for 172 million euros

Staff Writer | April 9, 2018
The OHL Group, through its Czech affiliate OHL ŽS, has been awarded the modernization of the Sudoměřice-Votice railway line in the Czech Republic.
railway in Czech Republic
Transportation   From Sudoměřice to Votice
The project, awarded by the Railway Infrastructure Administration (Správa železniční dopravní cesty, in Czech), amounts to 172 million euros.

With this award, OHL ŽS will undertake the largest railway project in the region leading the ranking of railway work contractors in the Czech Republic.

The contract entails the reconstruction of one of the last parts of the fourth railway corridor which will permit shortening the trips from Prague to the south of Bohemia.

The project is part of the 2014-2020 Transport Operative Program and is cofinanced by the European Structural and Investment Funds and by the Czech Republic State Transport Infrastructure fund.

In the section from Sudoměřice u Tábora to Votice a second track, two new tunnels and a railway station will be built.

The track will have a new layout that is two kilometers less than the present one.

The velocity of the trains will increase to 160 km/h, which will reduce the travel time of the express trains between Prague and Tábor one hour. This will be possible, among other aspects, thanks to the construction of the Mezno and Deboreč tunnels of 840 and 660 meter long, respectably.

The existing stations of Střezimíř, Ješetice and Heřmaničky will be replaced by the Červený Újezd one, which in turn, will be complemented by the stops at Mezno, Střezimíř, Červený Újezd, Ješetice and Heřmaničky. Between the Ješetice and Heřmaničky stops, two bridges will be built, the largest of which will reach a longitude of 244 meters.

This project is additional to the execution of other infrastructures that OHL ŽS has carried out in the Czech Republic for the modernization of its railway corridors such as the Tábor-Sudomerice section, which belongs to the Ceské Budejovice-Praga railway line.

It is within the fourth railway corredor and the optimization of the Plzen-Stríbro track, which represents an important connection with Germany and the rest of the countries in Western Europe, in the third railway corridor of the country.