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    Czech Republic: Piecemeal modernisation makes steady progress


    A further tranche of CEF funding from the EU will enable Czechinfrastructure manager Správa Železnic to progress numerous projects in its multifaceted modernisation of the country’s principal rail corridors. Toma Bačić  investigates.

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    Dopravní podnik mesta Mostu a Litvínova as (DPML)

    Opened 1951; inter-urban tramway with four operating routes serving 27 stops. The main line runs between Most main station north to Litvínov main staion, terminating northeast of the town at Citadela. In Most, a branch runs southwest to Velebudická. DPML introduced three new EVO2 trams in 2019-20, with extensive upgrading ...

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    Ostrava, Czech Republic: urban area rail network map

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    Czech Republic (Czechia) - country profile

    The Czech Republic’s extensive rail network serves key flows of transit freight; open access and operating contracts are increasingly part of service provision.

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    EP Cargo

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    ČD fined for anti-competitive bidding


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has been fined KC274·8m after anti-monopoly office ÚOHS ruled that it had abused its dominant position in an effort to prevent competitors entering the passenger market. ÚOHS found that ČD had violated Czech and EU competition laws by submitting artificially low bids ...

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    Praha, Czech Republic: urban area rail network map

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    Správa Železnic

    National rail infrastructure manager. See Czech Republic network map and country profile. Established in 2003 to manage the country’s rail infrastructure (first line opened 1839), land and other assets, SZ oversees path allocation and timetabling, modernisation and development of the network and stations. Formerly Správa Železniční Dopravní Cesty (SZDC), it ...

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    Sdružení Železnicních Spolecností (SŽS)

    The Czech Association of Railway Companies is the umbrella organisation for open access operators and other users of the national railway infrastructure. Its objectives include creating a fully liberalised rail environment enabling for a fully competitive business environment. AddressŽižkova 59555101 JaroměřCzech RepublicPhone+420 491

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    RegioJet as

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    Metrans Rail sro

    Operates intermodal services linking North Sea ports to inland Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Founded in 2003 as Railtrans, the company has expanded from cross-border freight into Germany into intermodal operations in 2008 in partnership with logistics company Metrans, which in 2010 took a financial stake and ...

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    Plzenské mestské dopravní podniky as (PMDP)

    First line opened 1899; network now comprises 3 routes serving 54 stops. On December 16 2019 Line 4 was extended south from Bory to Univerzita (1·4 km, 2 stops). AddressDenisovo Nábreží 920/1230323 PlzenCzech RepublicPhone+420 378 031120Fax+420 377 Traffic YearPassenger journeys(million) 2022 38·1 ...

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    LEO Express as

    LEO Express launched 2-hourly services between Praha and Ostrava in 2012, and now runs 11 train pairs each day with two continuing to Kosice in Slovakia and four to Staré Město u UH. In September 2016 it ordered a batch of 3 EMUs from CRRC Zhyzhou for delivery in 2018, ...

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    Jindrichohradecké místní dráhy as (JHMD)

    Established in 1998, this operator runs passenger, freight and tourist trains over two narrow-gauge lines in southern Bohemia, from Jindřichův Hradec southeast to Nová Bystřice (32·9 km) and north to Obrataň (46·0 km). Rail service was suspended on October 3 2022. It is unclear the nature of the closure, ...

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    Dopravní podnik měst Liberce a Jablonce (DPMLJ)

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    Dopravni podnik mesta Olomouce as (DPMO)

    First line opened 1899. Network comprises central loop and four branches operated as seven routes serving 36 stops. The branch from Ulice Svobody south to Trnková is the most recent addition, opening in December 2013 (1·4 km, 3 stops). On November 1 2022 this was extended southwest along Zikova and ...

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    Dopravni podnik Ostrava as (DPO)

    First line opened 1894, first electrified line 1901. Tramway has 14 routes and 101 stops. See Ostrava network map. A complex central network radiates out to the south from the old city, with seven main branches. A semi-rural single track route extends west from the western suburb of Poruba to ...