Czech Rail Ten-T and Safety (EIB-20220811)

  • Czech Republic
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Financial Institutions
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Sprava Zeleznic Statni Organizace
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 1,794.28 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported CZK 39600 million
Converted using 2023-02-09 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 3,987.29 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported CZK 88000 million
Converted using 2023-02-09 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EIB website

Updated in EWS Feb 22, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 9, 2023

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Project Description
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As disclosed by the EIB:

The project consists of multiple schemes of railway infrastructure, in particular these are related to:
(i) upgrade, modernise and renew trans-European networks (TEN-T) railway lines
(ii) deploy European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on railway lines and retrofit of maintenance vehicles with ERTMS equipment and
(iii) improve safety of level crossings.

The project is expected to increase the quality of rail services provided in the Czech Republic, as well as promote travel by rail, reducing the use of road transport and the associated negative impacts on the local environment, road safety and GHG emissions and, thereby, contribute to the sustainable transport in line with EU objectives. The project is mostly located in EIB Cohesion Priority Regions and by facilitating access promotes regional development.

Several schemes are aimed at increasing the capacity of the existing lines and removing bottlenecks, and thus allowing traffic growth. For some sections, where the works will allow to increase maximum speeds or prevent reduction of maximum speed, it may also generate time savings for passengers. The project will also present environmental and safety benefits due to preventing modal shift from rail to road because of better rail services and improved safety of level crossings, as well as related vehicle operating cost savings. Finally, by means of contributing to achieving interoperability of the EU railway system, the project is expected to improve competitiveness of rail vis à vis other modes; and thereby, enhance sustainable transport.

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Borrower - Sprava Zeleznic Statni Organizace:

Address: Správa zeleznic, státní organizace, Dlázdená 1003/7, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Email: ; (Director General)
- Director General's Office: +420 222 335 501 ; +420 222 335 201
- Head Office Reception: +420 222 335 711


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