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Editor:
EGTC, Wilhelm-Buck-Str. 2, D-01097 Dresden, 1.OG im Carolaforum
Mail: evtz.info@smwa.sachsen.de | Website:
www.nbs-dresden-prag.eu
Photo title left – Copyright: Deutsche Bahn AG /Kai Michael Neuhold
Editorial deadline: 15. May 2020
Planned travel times for the new line
Travel time:
Dresden –Ústí nad Labem
Dresden –Praha
Berlin –Praha
EGTC – Partner in European research projects
today
1:04 h
2:14 h
4:14 h
saving
0:39 h
1:14 h
1:59 h
future
0:25 h
1:00 h
2:15 h
The EGTC is committed to the planning and technical
implementation of the new Dresden - Prague railway
line from a regional perspective. A good example is
hereby the active support of the INTERREG Va
project “Cross border cooperation for the develop-
ment of railway transport Saxony - Czech Republic ”.
Under the project management of the Czech railway
infrastructure company Správa železnic, the Saxon
State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and
Transport (SMWA) and the Jan-Evangelista-
Purkyně-University Ústí nad Labem have evaluated
the transport and socio-economic impact of the new
railway line in the border area.
An example of the travel-time reduction for selected
relations can be found in the table below. Another
focal point of the project were detailed geological
investigations of the planned route corridor of the
railway line, which were carried out by the Saxon
State Agency for Environment, Agriculture and
Geology (Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt,
Landwirtschaft und Geologie - LfULG) and the Czech
geological survey (Česká geologická služba - ČGS).
See also the explanations on the left page.
Furthermore, the EGTC is project partner in the
Central Europe project CORCAP. The project title
stands for “Capitalising TEN-T corridors for regional
development and logistics 10 partners from Ger-
many, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
cooperate in the improvement of rail freight connec-
tions along the Orient/East Med corridor as well as in
the intensified coordination of corridor-related
spatial planning.
“Corridor Capitalisation Plans” are aimed to show for
selected areas - among those the Saxon-Czech
border region - which impact the transport corridor
has on spatial development and which regional
contribution can strengthen its functionality.
As results, proposals and recommendations are
expected which contribute to the activation of
economic potentials and cross-border networking as
well as to the promotion of environmentally friendly
transport modes.
Legend
risk area
risk area (suspected)
significantly increased geotechnical costs
significantly increased geotechnical costs (susp.)
increased geotechnical costs
Boernersdorf
Boernersdorf
structure
structure
Boernersdorf
structure
Extended
Extended
area
area
for
for
spatial
spatial
planning
planning
Extended area
for spatial planning
Forecast: demand for passenger transport with new railway line
Cross-border geological fundamental investigation by the geo-
logical survey of Saxony and the Czech Republic
Geological 3-D model 2019
Geological profile
Map of the geological/geotechnical
problem zones
From the entirety of the research and investigations carried out since 2011, a geological 3-D
model was developed in 2015 and extended to a cross-border geological model in 2019,
which serves as a basis for the first drilling work.
Geological map of the area of interest with the 7 route
variants of the regional planning procedure
Gottleuba
Gottleuba
Gottleuba valley
valley
valley
Structure
Structure
Structure of
of
of Petrovice-Doebra
Petrovice-Doebra
Petrovice-Doebra
Midsaxonian
Midsaxonian
Midsaxonian Fault
Fault
Fault
Donnerberg
Donnerberg
Donnerberg Fault
Fault
Fault
Westlusatian
Westlusatian
Fault
Fault
(Weesensteiner
(Weesensteiner
Fault)
Fault)
Westlusatian Fault
(Weesensteiner Fault)
Börnersdorf
Börnersdorf
Structure
Structure
Börnersdorf
Structure
Crystalline
Crystalline
of
of
the
the
Eastern
Eastern
Erzgebirge
Erzgebirge
Crystalline of the Eastern
Erzgebirge
Erzgebirge
Erzgebirge
Erzgebirge Fault
Fault
Fault
Elbtalschiefergebirge
Elbtalschiefergebirge
Elbtalschiefergebirge
Cretaceous
Cretaceous
sand-
sand-
and
and
marlstones
marlstones
Cretaceous sand- and
marlstones
CZ
CZ
CZ
SN
SN
SN
Midsaxonian
Fault
Winterleithe
Fault
Crossing the geological/geotechnical problem areas along the profile
Elbtalschiefergebirge
An essential factor in the calculation of any tunnel project is the
geology. The geological services of Saxony and the Czech
Republic have cooperated in the basic research: This resulted
in a map with new knowledge of geology and tectonics in the
cross-border area and, based on this, a map of the geologi-
cal/geotechnical problem zones.
These served as a basis for the preparation of geological
sections along the 7 route variants that were considered in the
regional planning procedure.
Gneiss of the Eastern Erzgebirge Crystalline - the decisive rocks in the tunnel
SN
SN
SN
CZ
CZ
CZ
Boernersdorf
Boernersdorf
Structure
Structure
Boernersdorf
Structure
Winterleithe
Winterleithe
Winterleithe Fault
Fault
Fault
Crystalline of the Eastern Erzgebirge
Ústí Region
District Saxon Switzerland -
Eastern Ore Mountains
Free State of Saxony
Ústí nad Labem
Dresden
Prague
Czech Republic
Pirna
Relation
Min.
Max.
Most - Dresden
31%
44%
Ústí n. L. - Freiberg
19%
24%
Ústí n. L. - Görlitz
18%
20%
Ústí n. L. - Pirna
11%
28%
Ústí n. L. - Plauen
17%
18%
Děčín - Pirna
7%
14%
Ústí n. L. - Dresden
25%
49%
Litoměřice - Dresden
30%
52%
Teplice - Dresden
30%
48%
Litvínov - Dresden
24%
37%
Chomutov - Dresden
32%
41%
Teplice - Freiberg
22%
39%
Most - Chemnitz
14%
33%
Chomutov - Chemnitz
6%
31%
Chomutov - Zwickau
9%
29%
Ústí n. L. - Chemnitz
19%
21%
Ústí n. L. - Zwickau
19%
19%
Ústí n. L. - Bautzen
17%
21%

Germany
Czech
Republic
Slovakia
Hungary
Romania
Austria
Bulgaria
Greece
Orient/East-Med
Praha
Dresden
Kladno
Chomutov
Ústí nad
Labem
Most
Česká Lípa
Radebeul
Pirna
Děčín
Litoměřice
Jirkov
Teplice
Bautzen - Budyšin
Freital
Meißen
Coswig
Freiberg
Nový Bor
Olbernhau
Varnsdorf
Rumburk
Žatec
Neratovice
Rakovník
Kralupy nad Vltavou
Slaný
Löbau
Ottendorf-Okrilla
Wilsdruff
Ebersbach-Neugersdorf
Heidenau
Bischofswerda
Mělník
Louny
Litvínov
Radeberg
Roudnice nad Labem
Bílina
Neustadt in Sachsen
Hohnstein
Tharandt
Benešov nad Ploučnicí
Sebnitz
Šluknov
Hostivice
Bad Schandau
Veltrusy
Štětí
Libčice nad Vltavou
Liběchov
Lovosice
Česká Kamenice
Mšeno
Seifhennersdorf
Rudná
Stochov
Radeburg
Velvary
Nové Strašecí
Elstra
Pulsnitz
Weißenberg - Wóspork
Roztoky
Krupka
Königstein
Chlumec
Stadt Wehlen
Doksy
Krásná Lípa
Altenberg
Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel
Geising
Dohna
Podbořany
Buštěhrad
Libušín
Libochovice
Říčany
Úvaly
Großröhrsdorf
Neusalza-Spremberg
Stolpen
Wilthen
Schirgiswalde-Kirschau
Kralovice
Unhošť
Kožlany
Dippoldiswalde
Sayda
Frauenstein
Duchcov
Lom
Hrob
Osek
Odolena Voda
Kostelec nad Labem
Glashütte
Postoloprty
Liebstadt
Haselbachtal
Göda - Hodźij
Malschwitz - Malešecy
Neuhausen
Leutersdorf
Klipphausen
Eibau
Burkau
Pfaffroda
Halsbrücke
Weinböhla
Lohmen
Wachau
Reinhardtsgrimma
Boletice nad Labem
Mojžíř
Kreischa
Schmölln-Putzkau
Cunewalde
Demitz-Thumitz
Mulda/Sa.
Neukirch/Lausitz
Großpostwitz - Budestecy
Oppach
Moritzburg
Arnsdorf
Bannewitz
Lichtenberg/Erzgeb.
Pretzschendorf
D8
D8
A 13
D10
A 17
D0
D6
D0
D7
D1
A4
A4
Federal Republic of Germany, current situation:
Czech Republic, current situation:
variant B
variant A
variant C
variant D
variant E
variant F
variant G
variant A
variant C
variant C-E
district boundaries
national border
existing line
tunnel portal
motorway
river/sea
variant E
variant F2
extended during the network expansion
former versions, Czech Republic:
The project is in the stage of basic determination
and pre-planning. Therefore, on the German side
the spatial planning procedure (Raumordnungs-
verfahren - ROV) is carried out. The spatial planning
procedure will verify the route variants regarding to
their compatibility with the objectives of regional
spatial planning. In this analysis it has to be deter-
mined which physical spatial interventions are
associated with the construction project. Criteria's
are the effects on humans and the environment,
landscape, noise, geology as well as on the topog-
raphy.
To assessing their regional effects, route variants
are evaluated, which are suitable to reach the aims
of the planned project (see also the adjacent map).
For the implementation of the spatial planning
procedure, individual studies are prepared and
external experts, environmental authorities and also
citizens' initiatives as well as other public interest
parties are involved.
In the Free state of Saxony, the responsible author-
ity is the regional management authority (Landesdi-
rektion) Saxony. The DB Netz AG acts as applicant
and projectdeveloper. Together with the authority
and supported by the EGTC, the DB Netz AG
organizes the dialog with citizens for the border-
crossing infrastructure project.
The spatial planning procedure will not lead to the
final determination of the precise route and is not
specific to the level of individual land plot parcels.
This will be done in the following pre-planning stage
by DB Netz AG. Further on, the pre-planning results
will be evaluated in detail within the framework of
the zoning procedure (Planfeststellungsverfahren).
The public will be comprehensively involved in this
process. The responsible authority for this process
in Germany will be the Federal Railway Authority
(Eisenbahnbundesamt - EBA).
The finalisation of the regional planning procedure
is expected in 2020. Probably from 2025, the
project will be discussed in the Czech and German
parliaments. Afterwards, the implementation of the
approval planning (Genehmigungsplanung) starts.
The actual construction work can start after the
finalisation of the zoning procedure.
The EGTC shall focus on the following tasks:
¢
to provide political, technical, organisational and
communication-related support to national
authorities and decisionmakers who determine
the implementation of the project;
¢
to coordinate preparatory and project-related
work linked to the project;
¢
to develop public relations, with the aim to achieve
broad public support for the project;
¢
to intensify cross-border cooperation between
stakeholders along the OEM corridor, with a view
to connecting transport modes more effectively;
¢
to attract funding to finance project-related
activities
The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation
(EGTC) for the new line railway Dresden – Prague,
which was founded in April 2016 supports the
project in a technical, administrative and political
way. This is aimed to be performed in close cooper-
ation with both project developer and the Saxon
Geological Survey at the Saxon State Agency
(LfULG), determined in an agreement signed in May
2019 and April 2020. The purpose of the EGTC is to
carry out preparatory and support activities for the
new Dresden-Prague rail line for freight and long-
distance passenger services. The EGTC shall
provide a solid foundation for this, facilitating and
promoting cross border territorial cooperation
between its members, and strengthening economic,
social and territorial cohesion among them.
The increasing international cooperation within the
EU and with the neighbouring states leads to
growing transport volumes which cannot be incor-
porated by one transport mode only. Therefore,
multimodal transnational corridors in a core network
are required.
The Orient / East-Med Corridor belongs to the nine
core network corridors of the Trans-European
Transport Network (TEN-T) and will connect Central
Europe with the ports in the North and Baltic Sea as
well as in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
It also integrates the rail freight corridors 7 and 8 as
well as the ERTMS-corridor E.
Thereby the corridor will support the development
of the seaports as important multimodal logistics
platforms and will improve the accessibility of the
most important economic centres in Central Europe.
The corridor includes the railway as well as the road
connection and the inland waterway Elbe. It crosses
nine member states of the European Union: Ger-
many, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Austria,
Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus.
Furthermor it provides a connection to Turkey.
The Orient /East-Med Corridor
Regional planning procedure in Saxony
The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation
spatially relevant project
of an public or privat
planning authority
of the spatial planning procedure
through the regional management
authority
public bodies and the general public have to be involved, if their interests are affected
upon request
ex officio
in general:
regional planning associations,
administrative districts,
municipalities, general public
(through display of the
documents)
written interventions
public discussions
and/or local inspection
occasionally:
authorities federal and state
governments, miscellaneous
planning authorities,
associations and other
public interest parties
if necessary:
specialized organizations,
experts, neighbouring
countries
range of participants
Forms of participation
Implementation
Project
Introduction
assessment of the effects on humans and the environment and landscape
Finalisation
unconditional
acceptance
rejection
assessment of the accordance to the aims of the spatial planning
coordination with regard to other plans and measures
spatial planning prerequisites
Result
or
or
acceptance
with provisos
Process of the spatial planning procedure
or
Members
CZECH REPUBLIC
ÚSTÍ REGION
Associate partners