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SŽDC awards important GSM-R project

20 January 2015  •  Author: Kapsch CarrierCom

Kapsch CarrierCom has been awarded the tender for another GSM-R project in the Czech Republic. The specialist in railway communications will install state-of-the-art technology on the third rail transit corridor between the West-Bohemian cities Beroun, Plzeň and Cheb of 185km in length until Autumn 2016. Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace (SŽDC s.o.), is the customer for the project, which has a volume of around €14.7 million.

Kapsch is responsible for outfitting more than 75,000km of rail track all over the world, and has already successfully implemented this technology in the Czech Republic on several sections of rail lines. The new line connects Prague with the West-Bohemian cities and ends at the German border. It consists of two sections: Beroun to Plzeň of about 60km and Plzeň to Cheb to Germany of about 125km.  

“The Czech Republic is an important transit country for intra-European rail travel and this particular sector completes the West-East transit route from the border to Prague. We’ve already completed several GSM-R projects in the Czech Republic and we are pleased that we have awarded next tender issued by SŽDC s.o. so we can contribute to a modern European railway infrastructure with the latest technologies”, stated Horst Kaufmann, Head of Sales Railway CEE of Kapsch CarrierCom.

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