Germany, Czech Republic eye high-speed rail
Germany’s Dresden and the Czech Republic’s Ústí nad Labem and Litoměřice are to be connected by a new high-speed rail line. A contract to carry out two feasibility studies on the investment was recently awarded to a joint venture set up by Mott MacDonald and Sudop Praha, the former company said in a statement.
The deal was handed by Správa Železniční Dopravní Cesty (SZDC), a state-run management board for the country’s rail network.
“This project is a major step into the new age for the Czech Republic’s railway infrastructure. As well as providing a direct link between Dresden and Prague, the new railway line is important as it will provide capacity enhancement for international traffic from the North of Europe and Baltic Sea ports to southern European countries,” said Tomáš Parák, project director at Mott MacDonald:
The line is expected to have a total length of some 199 km.
The amount of the planned investment was not disclosed by Mott MacDonald.
Based in the Czech Republic’s capital Prague, SZDC operates a rail network fitted with a length of some 9,468 km, according to data released by the entity.
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