Conference High Speed Rail in Europe and the Czech Republic – 2012

Senát Parlamentu České republiky

Centrum pro efektivní dopravu

The goal of the conference is to convey the current information on high speed rail operation and construction 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


The following persons will participate at the event: Ambassadors of European countries, Members of Parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Transport and other ministries, regional governments leaders, mayors and chairmen of associations in the field of transport.


The conference takes place in the Chevaliers (Main) Hall of the Senate House and adjacent rooms. More information on venue is available here.


09.00 – 10.00 Registration of participants
10.00 – 10.20 Introductory words by

  • Mr. Milan ŠTĚCH, Chairman, Senate of the Czech Republic
  • Petr PAKOSTA, Chairman, Transport Subcommittee, Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic
  • Ivo VYKYDAL, Deputy Minister, Czech Ministry of Transport
  • Jiří KOLÁŘ, Director General, Czech Railway Infrastructure Manager (SZDC)
  • Representative of the Centre for Efficient Transport
10.20 – 11.00 The experiences of HS railway transport in Europe

  • Representative of ADIF, Spain
  • Mr. Pierre-André MEYRAT, Deputy-director of the Federal Office of transport (FOT), Switzerland
11.00 – 11.45 HS railway system in the Czech Republic

  • Core HS railway network in the Czech Republic –
    Jindřich KUŠNÍR, Director, Railway Department, Ministry of Transport
  • HS railway for the regions of the Czech Republic –
    Jiří KALČIK, Project Engineer
11.45 – 12.00 Ceremony on issue of the book on High speed railway even the Czech republic
Representatives of authors and sponsors of the book
12.00 – 14.00 Reception

14.00 The end of the event

Official languages

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


Please register by confirming your invitation via e-mail jana.venigerova [AT] cedop [DOT] info.

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