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History of rail transport in the Czech Republic

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History of rail transport in the Czech Republic

This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series
Horse railway bridge between České Budějovice and Linz, Austria.

The history of rail transport in the Czech Republic began in the 1820s. Railways were built primarily for the transport of freight. Periods when they were built and operated by commercial operators have alternated with periods of nationalization, public investment or government support. In 2009 the country had 9,420 km of standard gauge track, 3,153 km of which is electrified.[1]

See also


  1. ^ České dráhy Group, Statistical Yearbook 2009, available online on

External links

  • Enzyklopädie zur Eisenbahngeschichte des Alpen-Donau-Adria-Raumes (German)
  • Winchester, Clarence, ed. (1936), "In central Europe", Railway Wonders of the World, pp. 1454–1463  illustrated description of the railways of Czechoslovakia in the 1930s.

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