The electrification works on Kadaň-Prunéřov – Kadaň railway line, that were launched at the end of 2018, will be completed within two years, the Czech railway infrastructure manager, SŽDC, announced.
The CZK 440 million (EUR 17.12 million) project envisages the electrification of the 5-km line section related to the concept of transferring to a unified (alternate current) power feeding system. After its completion, it will allow introducing direct trains up to the station Děčín hlavní nádraží (Děčín Main Station) which will thus service an extensive territory in the Ústí nad Labem Region.
In 2021, the inhabitants of Kadaň, a city in Ústí nad Labem Region, will have a direct train connection with most important centres of the region. In addition, a new stop will be constructed at km 29.0 in the immediate vicinity of the bridge spanning over Chomutovsk8 Street. The new stop will assure servicing the local part of Bystřice from which it will obtain its name. Works will also include modifications of tracks at Kadaň Station. Three side-boarding platforms with a standard height of 550 millimetres with barrier-free access will be built here. The Kadaň-Bystřice station will have the same parameters.
Increasing railway operation safety will be assured by new safety and signalling equipment Category 3. Line speed will remain at 75 km/h with a perspective of a moderate increase in the future. Operation will be controlled by a traffic controller at Kadaň-Prunéřov Station.