• TRANSPORT. SAFETY AND ECOLOGY. LOGISTICS AND MANAGEMENT

    Influence of liberalization on long-distance rail transport in the Czech Republic

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 4 (2019), Issue 3, pg(s) 111-113

    In the Czech Republic, the rail transport market has been liberalized for several years – in addition to public services, commercial services of individual rail carriers operate too. Public services in long-distance rail transport are ordered by the Czech Ministry of Transport. In December 2019, the 10-year contract between Czech Ministry of Transport and Czech Railways will end. The approaching end of this contract was connected with great interest of other rail carriers, which led to the fact, that the Czech Ministry of Transport demanded individual long-distance rail lines in the form of so called “market consultations”. Preparing of the operational performance of individual long-distance rail lines for the needs of market consultations was a great challenge on the field of transport-planning. As a result, from December 2019 there will operate 4 different rail carriers in ordered long-distance rail transport in The Czech Republic and this situation is unique in its form and unparalleled throughout the EU.

  • TRANSPORT. SAFETY AND ECOLOGY. LOGISTICS AND MANAGEMENT

    VEHICLE PRODUCTIVITY IN NEW OPERATED RAIL-SERVICES

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 4, pg(s) 185-187

    For newly introduced transport services, there´s not only the transport aspect that matters what the new service will bring to passengers, but also the operating costs are very important. In this area the systematic timetable planning plays an important role. Total costs of the transport system are significantly affected by the fixed costs, deriving from the number of regular deployed vehicles and drivers, related to the overall transport performance and total operational productivity. Advanced timetable engineering means a strong link between timetables, vehicles and infrastructure. The article demonstrates this approach on the example of the introduction of new express trains Praha – Plzeň – Cheb / München in the timetable 2017/18.