Deutsche Bahn will design Erzgebirge future high-speed rail tunnel from Prague to Dresden.(Czech Transport Ministry)

May 17, 2018

Future railway tunnel for high-speed line through the Ore Mountains will project the Deutsche Bahn, will be operated according to German regulations. They agreed in Prague, Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok his Saxon counterpart Martin Duligem.

Transport Minister Dan Tok said:

“We are getting longer by the political declaration on technical issues and design. We agreed that 26 kilometers long border tunnel will be designed and operated in accordance with German regulations, which will be governed by international treaty. For this purpose, a joint project team at Deutshce Bahn Netz and the Railway Infrastructure Administration. “

Between the Czech Republic and Germany is growing freight transport by rail on the highway, so the high-speed line high priority for Saxony’s Minister for Transport Martin Duliga. He wanted at a joint meeting at the same time make sure that as well as on the German side in the Czech Republic is intensive preparation and the financing of cross-border rail links.

Currently, there is a feasibility study in the second half of 2019 evaluate the economic efficiency of the whole project, and select resulting variant technical solutions to further the project preparation. “By the end of 2018 prepare administrators railway joint agreement regulating the procedure for further cross-border section and quantify the resources needed to prepare the years 2019 and 2020,” added Minister flow.

Czech railway infrastructure manager together with the Saxon Ministry of Economy, Labor and Transport collaborate on the new study, co-financed by the Cooperative Program Czech Republic – Free State of Saxony 2014 – 2020, which deals with specific geological issues in future tunnel and transport links.

The new high-speed line to Dresden ranks among the priority connections will shorten travel time Prague – Dresden per hour and simultaneously divert traffic from congested conventional long route along the Elbe. Construction of a new route from Prague to Dresden could begin around 2030. Cost estimates for the entire route is around five billion euros.

Photos from the meeting can be found on our website here .

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