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Raising awareness of level crossing dangers

5 June 2018 | By

Recent headlines and statistics suggest that many pedestrians and motorists do not understand the dangers of level crossings. Is the rail sector doing enough to help educate the public? With this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) just around the corner, Global Railway Review takes a look at how…

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Czech Republic: “When it comes to investments, we leave nothing to chance”

4 June 2015 | By Pavel Surý, Director General of the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration

In the words of Pavel Surý, Director General of the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation (RIA): “nothing is for free”. By that he means that time is running out for drawing down a significant amount of European money from the Operational Programmes on Transport which will, however, result in…

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An interview with Jiří Kolář

27 November 2012 | By Craig Waters, Editor, Global Railway Review

Speaking exclusively with Global Railway Review, Jiří Kolář, Director General of the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) discusses the operational mission of the organisation, the importance of high-speed lines in the Czech Republic, competition with road transport, and what the future holds. Could you summarise the past and SŽDC’s mission?…

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Enhancing investments for a quality network

6 December 2011 | By Pavel Habarta, Executive Director, Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration, SŽDC

The Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation (SŽDC) is the infrastructure manager in the Czech Republic and, in addition to other duties is responsible for the modernisation and development of the railway network. It launched its operations on 1 January 2003 as one of two successors of the former Czech Railways…