Starting point for a new Czech highspeed line
In January 2022, the Czech government classified the construction of high-speed lines as a political priority. It is currently planning five new train paths that, once completed, will be part of the high-speed, Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T.
In the Czech Republic, a high-speed line is defined as a line with a minimum design speed of 250 km/h. These are still new for the country. The state railway company Správa železnic is therefore using the French model for high-speed rail systems to speed up preparations for construction. It is working closely with the French railway company SNCF and Germany’s DB Netz AG for the Dresden – Prague connection.