Swedish construction giant Skanska has signed a contract worth CZK1bn ($36.9m) with Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration SŽDC for revamping station Ceská Lípa in North Bohemia.
The contract will be a part of the firm’s local unit Skanska Czech Republic’s order bookings for the final quarter of the year.
The project will involve modernisation and reconstruction works at the railway station, which will lead to a new terminal building development, along with construction of a new underpass to the platforms and a new signalling system.
Skanska will also be rebuilding two bridges, and adding 32 electric heated switches and 19 railway crossings on a section of 33km.
The project has been funded by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure and Construction, and the European Union Cohesion Fund within the Transport Operational Programme.
Skanska is expected to continue with the project construction works for the next year-and-a-half.
Image: Railway station Ceská Lípa terminal building. Photo: courtesy of Skanska.