OHLA will participate in a new railway contract in the Czech Republic with a budget of more than 120 million euros

November 6, 2023

Infography. Brno-Královo Pole railway station in the Czech Republic.

OHLA continues to expand its portfolio of railway projects in the Czech Republic through its subsidiary OHLA ŽS. The company will participate in a joint venture for the reconstruction of the Brno-Královo Pole railway station for more than 120 million euros. This is one of the largest railway contracts awarded in the country this year and one of the most important in the Czech Republic. The project includes railway superstructure and substructure, platforms, bridges, walls, noise barriers, cable ducts, roads, buildings, traction lines, signalling, communication and heavy current equipment.

The company is currently involved in projects such the modernization of the Havířov train station in the Czech Republic, for an amount of more than 140 million euros; the first phase of the new Line D of the Prague metro, with a total budget of over 570 million euros; the project of electrification of the railway section between the towns of Strelice and Zastávka worth 120 million euros. It is also making progress on the reconstruction of the Vsetín railroad station and the double line of the Adamov- Blansko section.

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The project is located at km 2,940 – 17,962 (total length 15,02km) of the electrified nationwide railway line Brno – Kutná Hora and is part of the European TEN-T railway network. Part of the construction is the complete rebuilding of the Brno-Královo Pole railway station, where, in addition to the track, the main construction objects are a new station building and a new underpass leading not only to the island platforms, but also to the area behind the station. Track No. 1 will also be reconstructed with all related buildings in the Královo Pole-Maloměřice section with the Brno-Lesná stop and in the Královo Pole-Kuřim section with the Brno-Řečkovice and Česká stops.

The aim of the construction is to increase the current track speed and thus shorten the train travel times, further ensure the smoothness and safety of railway traffic and increase the comfort of travel by introducing barrier-free access to the platform.

In 2016, OHLA ŽS was also significantly involved in the reconstruction of track No. 2 in the sections Královo Pole-Maloměřice and Královo Pole-Kuřim was completed, including all double-track tunnels.