“Quality transport is key to the future development of the city. I believe that the citizens will welcome the planned change in Smíchov and that the new terminal will contribute to a faster and more comfortable movement around the city, “says Petr Hlaváček, Deputy Mayor of Prague. m of Prague for territorial development
According to him, the Smíchov terminal is to become a modern transfer point of integrated transport, which connects railways, metro, trams, city, suburban and long-distance buses and car parks.
The study addresses bus transport, both long-distance and local, even without the surroundings of the station building. The authors of the study, the architectural studio A69, expect to preserve the historic hall from the 1950s, which they have added a new section with shops and facilities for passengers. The new hall will connect both station underpasses and the new administrative wing of the station will connect to it.
“The Smíchov terminal will be the first truly modern railway station in Prague, where passengers will be able to use regional and city trains and buses, metro, trams on one long-distance use, and previously park their car in a large P + R car park. In addition, everything will be simple and clear thanks to the modern design of the buildings, ”explains Adam Scheinherr, Deputy Mayor of the City of Prague. m of Prague for transport.
Contrary to the original plans, due to the coordination with other buildings in the area, the terminal ultimately decided them as a whole and not in stand-alone stages.
The general designer should be selected by the end of this year. The construction of the terminal itself could begin as early as 2021.