OHLA participates in a new rail contract in the Czech Republic valued at more than 150 million euros
January 17, 2023
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OHLA has strengthened its presence in the Czech Republic’s railway sector with a new contract awarded by the state railway administration (Správa železnic) for more than 150 million euros.
The project includes the reconstruction of the Prague-Bubny station, double-tracking and electrification of a part of the existing single-track line in the direction of Kladno (including the new stop Výstaviště), as well as reconstruction of a part of the double-track line in the direction of Kralupy nad Vltavou. The section, with a total length of 3.1 km, is part of the national line Prague-Masarykovo n. – Kralupy nad Vltavou and the Prague-Bubny – Prague Dejvice line.
The scope of work includes railway superstructure and substructure, platforms, bridges, walls, roads, buildings, noise barriers, traction lines, signaling, communications and heavy current equipment. The project also includes the construction of three prestressed concrete viaducts of 599, 197 and 188 m in length, respectively.
The aim of the initiative is to increase the capacity of the line (with the creation of a double track and electrification of the line in the direction of Kladno), increase passenger safety and comfort, comply with the requirements of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ETCS) and increase the permeability of the infrastructure by placing a large part of the line in the direction of Kladno on a viaduct.
A benchmark in railway construction
This contract is in addition to other projects that OHLA has been developing in the country, where it has been present for 20 years. These include the electrification project for the railway section between the towns of Strelice and Zastávka, valued at 120 million euros.
It is also making progress on the reconstruction of the Vsetín railroad station, the double line of the Adamov-Blansko section, and the extension of the Brno Great Urban Ring Road, for a total amount of more than 300 million euros.