Also freight trains shall use the high-speed rail line from Prague to Dresden14/6/2019|Press releasesThe high-speed connection between Prague and Dresden shall connect north and south European harbours and make it possible to shift cargo from overloaded motorways onto the railway. This is what the Czech transport minister Vladimír Kremlík agreed on with his Saxon counterpart Martin Dulig. "We are supporting a shift from trucks onto the rail. I will appreciate if the new rail line between Prague and Dresden can be used for freight as well," said the Czech minister Vladimír Kremlík. According to the Saxon minister Martin Dulig, a joint declaration of Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria about the connection of Vienna, Prague and Berlin with a high-speed rail line should be signed this autumn. This project shall connect the TEN-T Trans-European Transport Network of the North and the South. Both ministers also discussed regional railway connections such as the extension of the rail line in the 5-km route between Rumburk and Seifhennersdorf that will connect to the existing railway link with Dolní Poustevny, Sebnitz and Děčín. Saxony is now preparing the feasibility study. Allowing navigation on river Elbe was another big topic. The Saxon minister Dulig said that regular mud removal and cleaning of the Elbe river bottom is the priority that shall add more navigation days. Minister Kremlík said that he wants to submit a water transport concept to the Czech government that also contains a plan for the Děčín navigation section.