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The new railway line Dresden - Prague

The common aim between the Czech Republic and the Free State of Saxony is to improve the rail way link between Dresden and Prague. Based on the future requirements of a growing volume of freight traffic and shorter journey times in long distance passenger traffic this routing has to be improved.

The new planned railway line outside the Elbe Valley will reduce the travel time in passenger long distance transport between Dresden and Prague from currently more than two hours to less than one hour. It will further increase capacity significantly, reduce noise pollution along the existing line and will provide a flood-safe connection.

The new rail line will increase the competitiveness of the Free State of Saxony sustainably with a better connection to the dynamic growing markets of the countries in South-East Europe and will remove a bottleneck to the German Seaports in the future.

Schematische Darstellung

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Regional planning procedure

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