CZECH Railways has begun a KC950m modernisation of Chocen station on the Decín - Praha - Breclav route, for completion in 2005.

A consortium of Skanska CZ and SSZ Praha will upgrade track and overhead electrification for 160 km/h operation, build three island platforms and install a subway with lifts.

A KC9·9m project to provide step-free access at Pardubice station was completed in June. Work included installation of lifts, improved lighting, CCTV and information systems.