Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Electrification of railways

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: March 01, 2022
Project start date: January 01, 2021
Project end date: December 31, 2026


This is just one of several projects in the Czech Republic funded through the Recovery & Resilience Facility. The 'Sustainable transport' policy objective mainly includes investments in the electrification and security of buildings and railway lines, and thus represents an increase in public investment. This particular investment includes the electrification of railway lines and the provision of traction power at substations to ensure capacity to handle an increased volume of rail traffic. The overall aim is to develop energy-saving transport infrastructure.

Financial data

Total: EUR 271.9 mln

2020: EUR 31.7 mln

2021: EUR 115.1 mln

2022: EUR 112 mln

2023: EUR 13.1 mln


The electrification of railways is a significant investment in the Czech recovery plan which will contribute to the decarbonisation of the railway infrastructure and the development of the TEN-T network. This measure is positive, as it makes a significant contribution to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels (diesel) and ensures a substantial increase in the share of electricity in transport. We, therefore, recommend increasing the allocation for this scheme.

Information sources

Ministry website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.