Správa železnic submits HSR documentation to authorities, pushes back start date
Four tunnels will be built along the 20-kilometer section; the railway infrastructure manager expects the construction to start in 2026.
The Czech Ministry of Environment has begun reviewing plans for the construction of the Moravská brána I high-speed rail line, which is to be built between the Prosenice and Hranice na Moravě stations. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure is the first step toward approval of the project by the authorities.
The line was designed by AFRY CZ, which presented its first version last year. The nearly twenty-kilometer section will be built for speeds of 320 km/h, with a minimum speed of 200 km/h. According to the project, it will be possible to increase the speed to 350 km/h. Správa železnic assumes that 162 trains per day will run on the line, and this number will be gradually increased. The documentation describes the course of the line in detail. Two viaducts and four tunnels will be built along the 20-kilometer section, as well as four tunnels. The maximum gradient will be 20 ‰.
Construction costs were estimated at CZK 60–80 billion last year. This section will be connected to the Hranice na Moravě – Ostrava section (under preparation) to the east and to the west to the Brno – Přerov line, which will be constructed for a maximum speed of 200 km/h. According to the documentation, Správa železnic plans to start the construction in January 2026, with a completion date in November 2032.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková