The longest section of the line from Prague to Kladno has a zoning decision. It is to be built next year
The estimated cost is 5.5 billion, the modernization is to take place during the operation of the current line.
The Railway Administration has obtained an important permit for the modernization and electrification of the line from Prague to Kladno. The Kladno City Hall has so far issued an invalid zoning decision for the modification of the section from Prague-Ruzyně to Kladno.
The notice is published on official board. The fifteen-long section should start to be modernized next year for operation. “The documentation for the building permit is currently being processed. The precondition for the tender for the construction is at the turn of this year and next year. The construction work will therefore take place from 2022, “ said Administration spokeswoman Nela Frieb. The construction was slightly delayed, information leaflet The railway authorities expect to start at the end of the year this year.
The construction with a budget of 5.5 billion crowns will be one of the largest contracts of the Railway Administration in recent years. In addition to a complete reconstruction at a speed of up to 160 every hour and electrification, the entire section will also be double-tracked. Part of this event is not yet the modification of the station in Kladno.
Modernization during operation
All stations and stops will get new platforms, the Hostivice and Jeneč stations will be completely rebuilt. The Unhošť station will be canceled and will be replaced by the Malé Přítočno stop on the newly built transfer station. The Pavlov stop will be reconstructed, and the Hostivice-Jeneček and Pletený Újezd stops will be built. Rail crossings on the busiest roads will be abolished and replaced by level crossings of roads and railways. Other crossings will be modernized. The track will be partially deepened, part will lead on a different route.
The text of the zoning decision states the permit for electrification on direct voltage. All this at a time when the Railway Administration is preparing to gradually switch the entire Czech railway to alternating pride. He will eventually be on the line to Kladno. “The application for a zoning decision took place at a time when there was a requirement for DC traction. At present, ie in the documentation for the building permit, it is already being designed for alternating traction, as in almost the entire project Prague – Václav Havel Airport – Kladno,“Help Frieb. The transition between AC and DC traction is mostly in Korunovační Street in Prague.
The railway administration anticipates that the modernization will take place during operation. “The final determination of the principles of construction organization is now being finalized. But we assume that the construction would take place during operation, which is also a requirement of rail customers, “ Frieb specified.
In the case of modernization of the line from Prague to Kladno, the key problem section is below Střešovice. This week, the railway administration signed an agreement on documentation for the connection of the line to Václav Havel Airport.