Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok and his Austrian counterpart Alois Stöger have signed an agreement on the modernization of railway infrastructure.
According to the document, journey times from Prague to Viena via Břeclav will be reduced by 25 minutes, to three hours and 45 minutes within the next ten years. Both countries will continue to modernize railway infrastructure sections that will improve the quality of traveling to Graz. The agreement also envisages a faster connection between Bohemia and Upper Austria. The journey times from Prague to Linz via České Budějovice, south Bohemia, will be reduced by an hour to less than four hours, once the modernisation works for the IV railway corridor (Prague – Benešov -České Budějovice Railway Stations – State border) will be completed.
Austria will commission major infrastructure projects in the next ten years. “The year 2024 will mark an important milestone in the development of our rail transport, since new high-speed railway sections from Vienna to Graz and Villach will be launched” said Alois Stöger, the Austrian Minister.