Border Crossings: Austria - Czech Republic

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(Linz -) Summerau ÖBB - Horní Dvořistě ČD (- Českě Budějovice)

[E*] Electrification between Českě Budějovice and Summerau was completed in December 2001: the voltage change is at the border. ČD Class 380 electric locomotives work passenger trains to Linz and a ČD diesel unit works to Summerau. ÖBB electric locomotives of Class 1116 work push-pull trains to Českě Budějovice.

Freight trains normally change locomotives at Summerau - ČD Class 340 electric locomotives work across the border from Horní Dvořistě. Privately-operated TRAXX multi-system electric locomotives often work trains throughout.

(Wien -) Gmund NÖ ÖBB - České Velenice ČD

[ED] ÖBB electric push-pull trains work to České Velenice. Freight traffic is worked, normally electrically, by ČD Cargo locomotives to Gmund.

(Waidhofen an der Thaya -) Fratres ÖBB - Slavonice ČD (- Kostelec u Jihlavy)

The line closed in 1945 and was lifted on the Czech side in 1951. Proposals for re-opening have all failed owing to lack of funds. A cycle path from Slavonice to Dobersberg opened in June 2015 and extension to Waidhofen a.d. Thaya by the end of 2016 is planned.

Retz ÖBB - Šatov ČD (- Znojmo)

[E] Electrification at the Austrian standard of 15 kV 16.7 Hz has now been completed from Retz to Znojmo, and the route is worked by ÖBB electric push-pull trains. There is a technical possibility to have a change of voltage and frequency at the border, if the connecting Czech lines to Znojmo are electrified at a later date.

Laa an der Thaya ÖBB - Hevlin ČD

The 3.3km-long cross-border section closed in 1945. The residual ČD passenger service from Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou to Hevlin ended in June 2010.

(Wien -) Bernhardsthal ÖBB - Břeclav ČD

[E*] Railjet trainsets operated by dual-frequency ÖBB and ČD locomotives work through between Wien and Praha.

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