May 09, 2018

Contract awarded for Prague - Breclav high-speed study

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Contract awarded for Prague - Breclav high-speed study Quintus Vosman

CZECH infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded engineering consultancy Sudop Praha a Koruna 6.9m ($US 320,000) contract to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Prague with Brno and Breclav on the Austrian border.

The technical, operational and economic assessment will examine two basic route variants for the line (one via Havlíčkuv Brod and the other via Benešov). The study will also consider the costs and benefits of building a line with a design speed of 250, 300 and 350km/h.

The aim of the 29-month study is to reduce the total number of alignment options to six.

The completed study will be submitted to SŽDC by September 2020.

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