With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Three-month traffic restriction at Brno main railway station was ended on 9th September
Since June, the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration was repairing platforms No 2 and 3, adjoining tracks, the catenary over these and the bridge over Špitálka Street. Repairs required financial costs amounting almost up to CZK 92 million.
On both platforms, the asphalt concrete surface and base were removed and replaced by new concrete pavement. Adaptations for passengers with limited motion and orientation such as leading lines with a warning stripe function as well as other signalling and warning elements are obvious. Steel and cast-iron roofing was complexly reconstructed. In part it was exchanged, the remaining construction was remanufactured. Unsuitable cast-iron columns were replaced by exact replicas, the roof is quite new. The main objective was to preserve the original station’s look; the construction is attuned to a hue corresponding to the original building at the time of its creation. Completion works will also include nets against birds, installed on the ceiling. Platform repairs included a solution of the orientation system for passengers with new information and orientation boards; Inscriptions with the station’s name and the lighting are new as well. Announcements are assured by modern speakers. Voice beacons with memory cards will facilitate travelling to sightless passengers.
Construction works involved the main underpass too. Besides necessary cable repairs, bearing construction isolation was renewed, inner plasters were saved, anti-graffiti was painted. Stairs underwent adaptations as well. By building an additional step, water in-leak into the underpass will be eliminated. Railing was also completely exchanged. Together with platforms, adjoining tracks were repaired; rails, sleepers and track fittings were exchanged. A service crossing was reconstructed as well as platform objects for train dispatchers and the railway bridge over Špitálka Street, taking up the first stage of repairs. Waterproof bridge isolation was completed together with repairs of new front and retaining walls’ upper parts. The bridge superstructure and abutments were saved.
The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months