The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) launched operations in the Ejpovice Tunnel. The structure measuring 4,150 meters in length on route Rokycany – Plzeň is the longest tunnel in the entire SŽDC network. Trains will travel through it at a speed of 160 km/h with a possible future increase all the way to 200 km/h. The modernized segment is part of the trans-European transport network and lies on the western branch of 3rd transit rail corridor Prague – Plzeň – Cheb – state border with Germany. The investment construction costs total CZK 6.78bn. The trip from Prague to Plzeň will speed up by an average of nine minutes.