Bohemian-Moravian Transversal Railway

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The sections of the Bohemian-Moravian Transversal Railway

The Bohemian-Moravian Transversal Railway was a railway connection between Bohemia and Moravia built by the Austrian state . It ran from the then Hungarian border on the Vlarapass near Uherské Hradiště ( Hungarian Hradiště ) to Domažlice ( Taus ) and connected to Bavarian routes there.


On November 25, 1883, the establishment of the Bohemian-Moravian Transversal Railway was ordered by law: “In order to establish a railway connection from the Hungarian border in the direction of Hungarian Hradisch, Brünn, Iglau through Bohemia to the Bavarian border (Bohemian-Moravian Transversal Railway) to gradually build the missing stretches of the same at state expense ... "

For the construction of the Bohemian-Moravian Transversal Railway, existing routes of various private railway companies could be used, especially in the Moravian section. In South Bohemia, on the other hand, it was necessary to build several longer new sections.

The 163-kilometer route from the Vlarapass via Brno to Okříschko was built by the privately owned Austro-Hungarian State Railroad Company (StEG) in 1886/1888. The Austrian state secured a right to use the route (“peage”) for this.

The entire route was completed on November 21, 1889. The kk Staatsbahnen (kkStB) operated the lines .

The routes

Vltava bridge under construction (1889)

Individual evidence

  1. Law of November 25, 1883 on the construction of the Bohemian-Moravian transversal railway . In: Reichsgesetzblatt . 1883 ( Historical legal and legal texts online ).


  • Zdeněk Hudec u. a .: Atlas drah České Republiky 2006-2007 , 2nd edition; Pavel Malkus Publishing House, Prague 2006, ISBN 80-87047-00-1