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Introduction of The Rail Safety Inspection

The Rail Safety Inspection Office is an independent state body which investigates rail accidents and incidents and performs state supervision of the whole Czech rail system. The Office employs 61 staff in five offices across the Czech Republic based in Ostrava, Brno, Praha, Plzen and Ceske Budejovice..

The Rail Safety Inspection Office was established on 1 January 2003 in compliance with Act No. 77/2002, and was among the first of its kind in Europe.

The Rail Safety Inspection Office performs state supervision in rail-related matters of more than 900 rail infrastructure and transport operators, and investigates the causes of accidents and incidents of both domestic and foreign operators within the Czech rail system. This specific and responsible role is supported by nearly fifty inspectors, covering the whole territory of The Czech Republic.