Local railway to be electrified

Services are operated by Arriva following its acquisition of Veolia Transport Central Europe.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Zeleznice Desná's 22 km independently-owned line from Šumperk to Kouty nad Desnou and Sobotín is to be modernised and electrified at 3 kV DC in 2014-15. The aim is to cut journey times from 35 to 19 min and attract more tourists to holiday and sport resorts.

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