Czech Republic to continue GSM-R implementation

Czech railway infrastructure manager SŽDC announced that has been processed a preparatory documentation for the implementation of GSM-R system on Votice – České Budějovice rail section. The project will depend on a modernization of remaining parts of Corridor IV, meaning Sudoměřice u Tábora – Votice, Soběslav – Doubí and Dynín – Nemanice as the implementation of GSM-R will be possible after the completion of these constructions.
GSM-R is currently being implemented in the section Ústí nad Orlicí – Lichkov which should be completed in September 2018. SŽDC has been preparing sections České Velenice – České Budějovice – Horní Dvořiště and Plzeň – České Budějovice for tenders. The completion of these constructions is expected to be at the turn of 2018 and 2019.
During the following years, this system should be extended to the entire Trans-European transport network TEN and gradually also to other national and regional lines in the Czech Republic.
SŽDC has equipped 482 km of lines with digital radio system GSM-R last year. At the end of last year, 1,660 km of lines in the Czech Republic have been equipped with the GSM-R system. A total of 331 base stations (BTS) served for signal distribution. The GSM-R network has two traffic control centres placed in Prague and Přerov which are complemented within individual constructions so as to be able to ensure operation of the newly equipped lines and a mutual backup. Simultaneously with the construction of the railway line part, vehicles are being intensively equipped with the GSM-R on-board part.

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