Prague Airport Rail Link moves forward

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CZECH REPUBLIC: An option to connect downtown Prague to Václav Havel Airport has been chosen by the Ministry of Transport and is based on a feasibility study by the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC). The study evaluated track capacity, environmental acceptability and economic efficiency.

“The option we chose, allows for connection to the airport from Masaryk station via Dejvice and Veleslavín, branching off from the Prague-Ruzyne station,” Transport Minister Dan Ťok said.

The airport rail link will require a significant upgrade of the existing rail network, electrification and building of a new branch to the airport. Six trains an hour will run on the line during peak times, allowing for a 27 minute journey from city centre to the airport.

The total construction cost is estimated to cost around EUR720 million.

“The construction of the line could start in about three years. The aim is to launch the largest part during the EU financing period of 2014–2020,” the Minister added.

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