Conference High Speed Rail in Europe and the Czech Republic – 2014

The goal of the conference is to convey the current information on high speed rail operation and its future development in Europe to the decision-makers on various levels of public service, and to present possible designs of future high-speed rail network in the Czech republic.

Key topics

  • The role of the high speed rail in the transport system of developed countries
  • Benefits of high speed rail for the society
  • The vision of Czech high speed network and geo-political reasons for its construction
  • Benefits of high speed rail for the Czech republic, cohesiveness of the regions and trans-boundary bonds


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The following persons will participate at the event: Members of Parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Transport and other ministries, regional governments leaders, mayors and heads of various institutions in the field of transport.


8.30 – 9.00 Welcome Coffee
09.00 – 09.30 Opening session

Mr. Ivan Pilný, Chairman of Commmittee on Economic Affairs, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic
Representative of Ministry of Transport

09.30 – 10.00 High Speed Rail: CER’s perspective
Libor Lochman, Executive Director, Community of European Railways (CER)
10:00 – 11:00 Session I. – Best practices in EuropeHigh Speed Rail Strategy in Sweden
Lennart Lennefors, Trafikverket, Sweden

Developping a world-class railway network
Juan Ignacio Campo Jori, Manager International Projects, ADIF (Spannish Railway Infrastructure Manager)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Session I. – Best practices in Europe (continues)

Strategy of High-speed Rail in Germany, Project VDE 8.2 Erfurt – Leipzig
Ottmar Grein, DB International

Saxony-Czech Route for the Economic Growth – High-speed line Dresden – Prague
Henrik Saske, Saxony State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

HS rail worldwide experience at the service of the Czech republic
Jaime Borrell, Alstom

12:15 – 13:15 Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:45 Session II. – Future vision for HSR in Czech Republic

Conception of High-speed Rail in the Czech Republic
Jindřich Kušnír, Director of Rail Department, Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic

Benefits of High Speed Rail
Luděk Vyka, Director, CEDOP

Systematical solution for High Speed Rail Service
Ing. Jiří Pohl, SIEMENS s.r.o.

New solution for design of High Speed Rail
Michal Babič, Technical director, IKP Consulting Engineering

14.45 – 15.30 Refreshments & Networking
15.30 End of conference


Venue and time

15th May 2014 in Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic, Sněmovní street 1, Prague 1.

Contributions and partners

If you have interest to be speaker at the conference or become a partner please contact Mr. Luděk Vyka, ludek.vyka AT, tel. +420 722 485 098

Official languages

Czech, English and German, simultaneous translation will be available throughout the duration of the conference.

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