Tramway tracks in Olomouc

Colas CZ, a.s. won a technically interesting contract in Olomouc, a city where trams first started running back in 1899. In Olomouc, a key centre of the ethnographic region Haná, there is currently hapenning a lot of gradual repairs and modernisation of tramway tracks and stops.

Our company performed reconstructions in the street Masarykova třída, where the tram stop U Bystřičky underwent a total transformation, and 103 metres of rails in each direction were replaced in the section between the bridge over the Bystřička River. We have also constructed several flood protection measures. The follow-up construction, where Colas CZ, a.s. was a subcontractor for the construction of the fixed carriageway, was a new bridge over the Morava River. Pavements and other necessary means were also made by us. As for the tram stop U Bystřičky, it was transformed into a “Vienna” type stop. This means it has a height layout that allows comfortable boarding of the tram, while maintaining a driving lane for car traffic. The new platform is barrier-free, 36 metres long and four metres wide. This is only the second type of this modern platform arrangement in Olomouc. The first stop of this type has been operating since 2011 at the Flora Exhibition Centre.


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