Strabag wins €41.5m contract to upgrade railway line in Czech Republic

WCN Editorial Team 12 Aug 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Strabag Rail, a subsidiary of construction firm Strabag, has secured a €41.5m contract to upgrade 1.3km-long section of the railway line between Děčín východ and Prostřední Žleb stations in Děčín in the north of the Czech Republic.

Construction work on the project will be carried out in a consortium with its local partner DT Mostárna.

The scope of work on the project involves extensive modernisation of the 256m long bridge over the Elbe River near Děčín východ station as well as the upgrade of 400m long Děčín Tunnel.

Work on the bridge, which was constructed in 1916, involves replacement of its original steel supports.

The consortium will also be responsible for the construction of new track and substructure, overhead lines and a noise barrier, along with work on the new track safety equipment and the communication system.

Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel said: “As this section of the line includes two important structures – the Elbe bridge and the Děčín Tunnel – the work presents an interesting challenge from a technical point of view.”
Construction work on the project is scheduled to commence this month and will be completed in 23 months.

Recently, the construction company secured a contract from Autobahn GmbH des Bundes for the six-lane expansion of the A8 motorway in the Enz Valley near Pforzheim in Germany.

The firm will work on the project along with Ed. Züblin and Züblin Spezialtiefbau.

The project involves widening of a 4.8km long motorway between the Pforzheim-Nord and Pforzheim-Süd interchanges.

It also includes construction of six bridges and underpasses along with the installation of a 380m section of noise protection.

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The 256m long bridge over the Elbe needs to have its steel supports replaced. Credit: STRABAG.

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