Revitalization of the Ostrava-Svinov Railway an Surroundings, Phase II
The goal of the project is to create a transit terminal of super-regional impact which will interconnect and integrate the railway system with road transport, long-distance buses, city buses and trams. The terminal is the second stage in a major project that has already brought the complete reconstruction of the railway station complex. The construction of the terminal involves several coordinated projects managed by the Moravian-Silesian Region and the City of Ostrava . The Region is responsible for road-related projects: two roundabouts on Bílovecká Street (the exit road from Opavská Road and the junction with the extension of Peterkova Street in the northern part of the project zone) and the reconstruction of the road surfaces on the Svinov viaduct. The City of Ostrava is responsible for all remaining reconstruction projects at the location.
The project is divided into two phases. Phase I of the reconstruction involves the extension of Peterkova Street (currently a dead end, terminating next to the walkway from the railway station to the Svinov viaduct). The road will be extended under the Svinov viaduct to link up with Bílovecká Street . When complete, Peterkova Street will serve as a diversion route during reconstruction work on Bílovecká Street . The primary reason for the extension to Peterkova Street is the construction of a new wheelchair-friendly bus terminal under the Svinov viaduct (to be used by long-distance services and city buses). The sewer under Peterkova Street will also be modernized during the road-building work.
Phase II of the project involves the reconstruction of the bus and tram stops on the Svinov viaduct, including access routes to these stops. The road surface will also be re-laid in both directions: first on the carriageway leading from Poruba to the city centre, then in the opposite direction. While work is in progress, traffic in both directions will temporarily use the carriageway not currently under reconstruction. This phase of the project also includes the construction of wheelchair-friendly access routes to platforms (via escalators and lifts). The Svinov viaduct is an important hub in the transport system of the city and the region as a whole, and so services will not be disrupted while work is being carried out. Instead the bus and tram stops will be moved to a temporary location (on the Poruba side of the viaduct); this reorganization will be coordinated by the Ostrava Public Transport Corporation.
The total approved costs of the project are currently estimated by project managers at approx. CZK 800 million (with CZK 613 million to be covered by the City of Ostrava and CZK 183 million by the Moravian-Silesian Region). After the signing of the subsidy contract between the City of Ostrava and the Regional Council of the Cohesion Region Moravia-Silesia, the project will be co-financed by the European Union (max. 91.98% of total eligible project costs). The estimated cost of reconstruction work on the sewer under Peterkova Street (to be carried out as part of the road-building project) is CZK 19.2 million. All quoted costs are inclusive of VAT.
On 2 June 2010, a contract was signed between the City of Ostrava and the Regional Council of the Moravia-Silesia Cohesion Region. The project will be funded from the EU funds (ROP NUTS II Moravia-Silesia), up to a maximum of 91.98% of the total eligible project costs.
Following a successful tender, the project costs were significantly reduced; the total execution cost based on the winning bid (submitted by IMOS Brno and SDS Exmost) dropped to CZK 398.2 million. The works started in July 2011 and will be completed in the spring of 2013.
On 16 December 2012, double-line tram track across the Svinov viaduct was renewed; the opening ceremony of the Svinov viaduct took place on 21 December 2012, with the vehicular traffic, allowed to pass only in one direction from January 2012, being reopened for all lanes. It was also the day the building’s trial operation was launched. During this period, finishing works will be conducted and minor backlog will be cleared; however, this will not significantly limit traffic on the Svinov viaduct. The final inspection is planned for late March or early April 2013.
Progress of works:
Peterkova Street – August 2011
Peterkova Street – September 2011
Peterkova Street – November 2011
Southern bridge section - March 2012
Southern bridge section - March 2012
Peterkova Street – May 2012
Southern bridge section – May 2012
Southern staircase tower – July 2012
Southern bridge section – August 2012
Southern staircase tower – September 2012
Southern staircase tower - November 2012
Southern staircase tower interior – December 2012
Terminal interior – December 2012
Final design – Spring 2013