High quality of operational concepts in railway transport represents one of the basic premises of functional public transport system and public transport services. In this area the systematic timetable engineering plays an important role. Advanced timetable engineering brings a strong contribution for an effective use of infrastructure capacity. This systematic approach is very important, especially when the new railway service is being introduced on such railway line, which is in the state of reconstruction with numerous restrictions. The article demonstrates this approach on the example of the introduction of new express trains Prague – Linz in the timetable 2016/17.