At its meeting today with the European Commission representatives in Prague, the Czech and Saxon delegations presented joint priorities for speeding up international travelling by train. The ministers Karel Havlíček and Martin Dulig stated that inclusion of the high-speed railway from Prague to Dresden via Ústí nad Labem into Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is a shared priority. They focused also on financing of railway transport buildings from European funds. The meeting took place at the occasion of arrival of the Connecting Europe Express (CEE, European train promoting railway transport) to Prague.
The government approved Plan for Modern Protection of Czech Railways – Implementation of the European Train Control System (ETCS), which proposes a gradual implementation of ETCS on 4,800 km of railways by 2030 and on the entire railway network by 2040. The system should increase security and allow for better use of the national railway transport. It will build on the current deployment of this technology to corridor and core railways.
Správa železnic (the Czech railway infrastructure manager) and DB Netz concluded an agreement with a contractor for project phase of a cross-border section of a high-speed railway from Prague to Dresden. Experts will shortly begin to work on document materials for the forthcoming tunnel in Ore Mountains.
On a meeting that took place in Ústí nad Labem, the Czech minister of transport Karel Havlíček and Saxon minister of economic affairs, labour and transport Martin Dulig discussed faster travelling by train, navigability of the Elbe River and signed a memorandum on sharing data about autonomous mobility and digitalisation of transport.
In the first six months of 2021, 112,000 of new vehicles were registered. A share of 4.3% (3,454) belongs to electric and gas-fuelled cars. Registrations increased by 65% on a year-on-year basis compared to the same period in 2020.