By train from Prague to Munich under four 4 – the plan was signed by Czech and Bavarian ministers26/7/2017|Press releasesThe first Czech-Bavarian Railway Summit in Furth im Wald addressed the improvement of the interconnection between Prague and Munich, especially the increase in train speed and the capacity of railway links. The transport minister Dan Ťok signed a joint declaration with his Bavarian counterpart Joachim Herrmann on the improvement of the cross-border railway infrastructure, which aims to reduce the travel time between Prague and Munich to less than four hours by 2030. "We have agreed to build a joint route from Munich via Furth im Wald, Česká Kubice to Prague, which will compete with cars and be a suitable alternative to air transport. In the first phase, we will shorten the travel time to four hours fifteen minutes, but the final goal is three and a half to four hours," says the transport minister Dan Ťok. The construction of railway links was also supported by the federal minister of transport Alexander Dobrindt, because this route was transferred to a higher priority of so-called urgent needs in the federal road transport plan 2030, which will allow a faster construction. Under the joint declaration the Czech minister Ťok together with the Bavarian minister of interior, construction and transport Joachim Herrmann agreed, besides faster travel from Munich, on cutting the travel time from Nuremberg to Prague with a change in Cheb to about four hours (see the declaration in the appendix). A trail will be introduced every two hours ahead of time of the future long-distance transport between Prague and Munich. "Within two years after the new Pilsen-Rokycany route is put into operation, the travel time from Munich to Prague will be reduced by twenty minutes to five and a half hours," adds the transport minister Ťok. The main transport priority of the Czech Republic with the Free State of Bavaria is the connection Munich – Nuremberg – Marktredwitz – Cheb – Pilsen – Prague and Munich – Regensburg – Furth im Wald – Domažlice – Prague. These routes are now included in the Federal Transport Routes Development Plan (BVWP 2030).