Instead of a large parking house, there will be a parking lot for 90 cars at the Veleslavín metro station
Prague will probably withdraw from the expensive construction of the terminal at the future metro station A Veleslavín. Instead of a multi-storey parking building, for which the city has no money, only a surface bus terminal and a parking lot for about 90 cars will be created. The project will cost about 50 million crowns. The proposal, submitted by Deputy Mayor Josef Nosk, was approved by the council today.
The spokeswoman for the municipality, Tereza Králová, confirmed. Prague originally considered the construction of a large terminal for about 1.3 billion crowns because it was afraid that it would lose the seven-billion subsidy from the European Union for the construction of the metro.
Approval in the European Commission took more than 16 months, the subsidy was not confirmed until January this year. According to the transport company, the EU does not require the construction of a large terminal to be part of the metro construction. Against large terminal the locals performed. Prague has already issued a building permit for a smaller version of the car park.
The new section of the metro, which is six kilometers long, will be completed in the second half of next year. Line A will have four new stations – Bořislavka, Nádraží Veleslavín, Petřiny and Nemocnice Motol.
The total cost of the project is planned at 22 billion crowns, about 7.4 billion crowns will be obtained by the Transport Company of the Capital City of Prague from the EU. Originally, Prague planned to build a metro to the airport in Ruzyně, but due to lack of money, it shortened it. The terminal with a parking lot was to be built at the Dlouhá Míle station in the next part of the metro line.