Germany to design tunnel on Prague-Dresden high-speed railway

The tunnel on the proposed high-speed railway between Prague and Dresden is set to be designed by the German passenger rail company Deutsche Bahn, according to an agreement on Thursday by Czech transport minister Dan Ťok and his Saxon counterpart Martin Dulig.

The high-speed railway between Prague and Dresden could shorten the travel time to one hour as well as reduce heavy traffic through the Elbe valley. The construction of the new high-speed line is expected to start around 2030 and its costs are estimated as five billion euros.