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    Reference: 20100592
    Release date: 31 January 2011

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic;
    Managing Authority of the Operational Programme of Transport in the Czech Republic



    The project consists of the optimisation (rehabilitation) of two railway line sections with a total length of approximately 72 km, located on the Czech railway Corridor III, west of Prague, between Stříbro and Cheb. Corridor III is a 222 km long TEN railway line from the Praha Smíchov station to Cheb near the German border.


    The project corresponds to an optimisation of capacity and performance of the existing infrastructure both for passengers and freight traffic, and it also encompasses an improvement of network safety and reliability. The project is a step towards the gradual achievement of interoperability of the Czech railway network.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    Up to CZK 2.5 billion

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    CZK 8 354.8 million

    Environmental aspects

    The project falls under Annex II of Directive 97/11/EC as amended by Directive 2003/35/EC and an EIA has been carried out. All procedural rules, transposed into Law of the Czech Republic (Act 100/2001 Coll.), have been respected. The project lies in the vicinity of several NATURA 2000 sites. Documentation from the competent authorities was received, indicating that the project has no significant impact on these sites.


    EU procurement directives (2004/17/EC, 2004/18/EC) have been transposed into Czech legislation by the Act No. 137/2006 Coll.

    The contract notices for the international open tender were published in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC). The main contracts have been published in the OJEC under the reference number 2007/S 234 284982 on 5/12/2007 for scheme 7 and S 126 154103 on 3/7/2007 for scheme 8.


    Under appraisal - 31/01/2011


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Czech Republic Transport