We regret to inform you about an accident on the railway line on the main Czech corridor Prague – Děčín. On 4 August 2021, a freight train derailed in the Kralupy nad Vltavou – Libčice nad Vltavou section. The railway line is now completely closed to all traffic. Resumption of traffic is expected on 5 August and only on one track.
Subsequent full restoration of operation is expected in 48 hours. The use of the detour route via Nymburk, burdened by heavy passenger traffic and other limitations due to construction work, will extend the transit time of all trains and, unfortunately, it is necessary to count with further delays. Our customer service departments will provide you with information about the specific impact on your shipments.
Thank you for your patience and understanding of the operational complications caused by a rail accident of another railway operator.
Consequences of the accident were removed at night from August 6 to 7, the route is now fully passable in this section.
Unfortunately, there still remain restrictions on the Czech border with Germany, this section is still passable with a single track only and it enables the passage of only about 50% of the planned volume. It is still necessary to use alternative routes through Poland for other trains.
These restrictions allow us to carry about 80% of the usual volumes, despite our best efforts, it is necessary to keep counting with delays of services that use this corridor. According to the railway infrastructure operator, the estimated time for termination of restrictions is August 22, 2021. From this date on, it should be possible to return to standard operation without restrictions, and to reduce delays in transports to/from seaports and terminals step by step.
Our customer services will inform you about specific delays and transport possibilities as usual.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to our further cooperation.