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Mobility and Transport

There are three corridors running through the Czech network:

  • Baltic - Adriatic corridor, in the eastern part of the country between the Polish border and the Austrian border via Brno.
  • Orient / East - Med corridor, from the German border to the Austrian and Slovakian borders, via Prague and Brno.
  • Rhine - Danube corridor, between the German border and the Slovakian border in Ostava.

Infrastructure Managers

SZDC is the national Czech Infrastructure manager of the network, including all main lines and the majority of the regional lines. This Czech network has a part which belongs to the Core Network Corridors (over 1,500 km).

The Network Statement is available from the link below and contains all the information needed to understand the network’s features and functioning:

The Railway Undertakings that operate on the network:

National implementation plan

The Czechia National Implementation Plan (NIP) was delivered in 2017. It is fully compliant with the ERTMS European Deployment Plan.

According to the Czech NIP:

  • The entire network will be equipped with ERTMS Level 2.
  • There is a process on how Class B will be decommissioned in 3 stages, from the moment when the class A system is put into operation to when this system becomes the only one in use and, at the same time, the Class B system is put out of operation.

National Implementation Plans (NIP) country by country

National Safety Authority

Drážní Úřad (DU) is the Czechia NSA.