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České dráhy

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České dráhy
Company typeGovernment-owned (100%)
IndustryRailway company
PredecessorsČeské dráhy s.o. (1993–2002)
ČSD (1918–1992)
FoundedPrague (2003)
HeadquartersPrague, Czech Republic
Key people
Michal Krapinec
RevenueIncrease 40.656 billion CZK (2019)[1]
7,993,000,000 Czech koruna (2021) Edit this on Wikidata
Increase 1.315 billion CZK (2019)[1]
Total assetsIncrease 95.991 billion CZK (2019)[1]
Total equityIncrease 41.939 billion CZK (2019)[1]
Number of employees
Decrease 23.529 (2019)[1]
SubsidiariesČD Cargo

České dráhy (English: Czech Railways), often shortened to ČD, is the main railway operator in the Czech Republic providing regional and long-distance services.

The company was established in January 1993, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. It is a successor of the Czechoslovak State Railways. It is a member of the International Railway Union (UIC Country Code for the Czech Republic is 54), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies, and the Organization for Cooperation of Railways. With twenty-four thousand employees[2] ČD Group is the fifth largest Czech company by the number of employees.[3]

Its EuroCity trains have dining cars with regional food prepared fresh to order and craft beer.[4]

History[change | change source]

ČD Class 680 Pendolino long-distance train
ČD railjet long-distance train

In 1827–1836, the České Budějovice–Linz railway was built. It was the second horse-drawn railway in continental Europe. The first steam-hauled railway in the area was established in 1839, from Vienna to Břeclav. The first standard gauge electrified railway track in the area was built in 1903.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Annual Report of České dráhy, a.s. for the Year 2019, http://www.ceskedrahy.cz/assets/pro-investory/financni-zpravy/vyrocni-zpravy/annual-report_1.pdf Archived 2021-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Annual Report of České dráhy, a.s. for the Year 2014, auditor Deloitte Audit s.r.o.
  3. ČD Group (České dráhy, a.s. with its consolidated subsidiaries)
  4. "Train food is taken to another level on these tasty European routes". euronews. 2024-03-04. Retrieved 2024-03-17.