The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) partnered with Czech rail operator České dráhy and infrastructure manager Správa železnic to host an event on 11 July looking at the state of high-speed rail in Europe. Organised with the Czech Presidency of the EU Council, the debate was opened by Czech Minister of Transport Martin Kupka. Czechia is currently preparing a major high-speed rail project connecting the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region and laying an important foundation for the wider European vision of linking all major European cities by high-speed rail.
On 8 July 2022, the Transport Programme 2021-2027 (OPD3) was officially approved by the European Commission. This paves the way for the Czech Republic to draw approximately EUR 4.9 billion to be spent primarily on the development of the road and rail network, but also on support of rail transport in cities, the construction of alternative fuel infrastructure and other interventions moving the transport system towards greater sustainability.
Expansion of TEN-T transport networks, e-mobility and high-speed rail lines all over Europe. All these topics were discussed by Transport Minister Martin Kupka at the Connecting Europe Days event in Lyon, France. On top of the joint programme, the minister also met with Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, with whom he discussed the ways how to better connect Ukraine and EU countries.
Better connection and development the European transport network, promotion of high-speed rail lines and clean mobility. These are some of the topics of the upcoming Czech Presidency of the EU Council in transportation. The Czech Republic will also focus on autonomous transport and support of space activities.
Further development of the Copernicus programme, the competitiveness of the European Union's space activities and the upcoming Czech Presidency of the EU Council. These were some of the topics discussed at today's meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council of Ministers responsible for space activities in Luxembourg. Transport Minister Martin Kupka attended this meeting on behalf of the Czech Republic.
France's pioneer of high-speed rails, the legendary TGV train, has arrived in the Czech Republic. In was on Monday that train was presented at the main railway station in Prague. The train then continued to Brno, Jihlava and Ústí nad Labem.