ECF17 FME BUT esis astm IPM Brno08
17th European Conference on Fracture
Multilevel Approach to Fracture of Materials, Components and Structures

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TRANSPORTATION

Brno occupies a strategic location in the contemporary European transportation network.

Road Network
The city is located at the crossroads of freeways D1 and D2 that form a part of the trans-european highways west to east (France - Ukraine: E 50), and north - south (Scandinavia - the Balkans: E 65).

Railways
The rail route from the Balkans to western Europe and Scandinavia passes through Brno (Budapest - Prague - Berlin). Brno is also a stop on the Euro-City Express route (Prague - Vienna). Time tables are available on http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni

Bus connections
Brno is connected with the majority of big towns in Europe. Many of the bus-lines go through Prague from where, between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, the bus service is practically continuous. All connections can be found on http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/autobusy/spojeni

Air connections
Current flights connect Brno with London, Moscow and Prague. The airport (IATA Code: BRQ) is only 7.5 km from downtown. All information are available on the web page http://www.airport-brno.cz/?lang=en&id=18.
The international airports in Prague and in Vienna serviced by international airlines are only about 2 hours car or bus ride away. As a part of your airlines ticket you can get the ticket for a special bus connection (the CSA operates between Prague-PRG and Brno-ZDN and the Austrian operates between Vienna-VIE and Brno-ZDN).
All standard bus connections from Prague or Vienna are on http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/autobusy/spojeni

Public transport in the City of Brno
The transport network contains the tramway, trolleybus and bus lines. The general information are on http://www.dpmb.cz/e41.asp. Specific information for conference participants (including location of pertinent stops) was prepared on conference local maps.


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