Surveyors are preparing map documents for two high-speed lines - Přerov region to Ostrava

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2023-04-25   10:53

Surveyors have started work on mapping documents for the construction of the high-speed line Moravská brána from Prosenice in the Přerov region to Ostrava and also for the high-speed railway in the Vysočina region. The experts are focusing on the sections between Brodek near Přerov and Prosenice in the Olomouc Region and between Světlá nad Sázavou and Velká Bíteš in the Vysočina Region. The surveying work will last until November. "The aim is to accurately survey the terrain and the location of objects in the area where the construction of the high-speed railway is planned," announced Jan Nevola, spokesman for the Railway Administration.

According to Nevola, the precise mapping documents are part of the technical designs of the new railways being prepared and form a precursor to documentation for zoning decisions or joint permits. Experts on the route of the high-speed lines are using aerial photogrammetry to locate the connection points. "This creates the basis for the creation of a digital model. In the coming months, surveyors with measuring instruments will also be on the ground," Nevola added.

According to the feasibility study, the construction of the 65-kilometre-long Moravská brána high-speed line from Prosenice in the Přerov region to Ostrava will require an investment of CZK 60-80 billion. The construction of the Moravská brána section is scheduled to start in 2025 and will take about four years. The maximum speed of trains on the new line will be 320 kilometres per hour.

Last year, the Railway Administration concluded contracts for the preparation of documentation for zoning decisions for two construction sections of the high-speed Moravská brána line. A consortium of companies Afry CZ, AF-Infrastructure and Sagasta was successful in the tender for the documentation. The design work on the section between the stations Hranice na Moravě in the Olomouc Region and Ostrava-Svinov in the Moravian-Silesian Region will be provided by the association of Moravia Consult Olomouc, Sudop Brno and Metroprojekt Praha.

The designers will also prepare documents for the environmental impact assessment EIA of this transport construction. The documentation will determine the exact alignment of the line, construction technology or measures to protect the population and the environment in the vicinity of the high-speed railway.

The new high-speed line from Prosenice to Ostrava will serve only passenger trains and will relieve one of the busiest freight corridors in the Czech Republic. A part of long-distance passenger transport, which currently uses the main line between Ostrava, Přerov, Břeclav and Prague, will switch to the high-speed line. According to the Railway Administration, the high-speed line will also help regional transport in the Olomouc Region. The project also includes an exit to the current railway network at Hranice na Moravě station and reconstruction of the station there.

In the future, the high-speed railway is to run between Prague and Dresden, between Prague and Brno and on the corridor between Ostrava and Prosenice. The state expects high-speed lines to significantly reduce journey times. According to last year's estimates, the investments for both planned high-speed railways will cost more than CZK 400 billion.

Source: CTK