(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 7-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia selected to refurbish the 6 km railway section between Lysá and Labem and Èelákovice northeast of Prague. The contract is part of a joint venture with Elektrizace železnic that was awarded by The Czech railway infrastructure administration. Eurovia has an 85.6% share. The railway section between Lysá nad Labem and Èelákovice serves 15,000 passengers per day. The works are scheduled to be completed in June 2022, it has a total value of €60 million.
Aside reconstruction of the bridge over the Elbe, the project includes renovation of the track, embankments, sanitation, platforms at the Èelákovice – Jiøina stops, and also installation of noise barriers and communication and safety equipment.
The line runs through the Písèiny u Bystøièek and Káraný – Hrabáèkovy tùnì biodiversity-protected nature areas. The work will be carried out from the railway line with no access through these areas which have springs that supply Prague with drinking water.
Eurovia generated revenue of more than €500 million in the Czech Republic in 2018. The company won the contract, in June of last year, to build a 14.7 km section of the east-west D35 motorway between Časy and Ostrov. Eurovia has substantial operations in Central Europe.
A VINCI Group subsidiary, Eurovia is a global leader in transport infrastructure and urban development. The company builds and maintains transport infrastructure – roads, motorways, railways, airports and tramways – and develops industrial, commercial and urban facilities. It also delivers all the related services, including demolition, deconstruction, drainage, earthworks, utility networks, signage, bridges, tunnels and noise barriers. Eurovia’s network of industrial plants producing aggregates and other supplies for road and rail construction spans the entire supply chain. Eurovia operates in 16 countries, employs 43,500 people and generated €8.9 billion in revenue in 2018.
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