The commissioning of the railway connection to Václav Havel Prague Airport is expected between 2028 and 2029
The capital city of Prague will buy the land needed for the construction of the terminal and the P + R car park on Dlouhá Míla. It is part of an agreement concluded in the form of memoranda of cooperation on Wednesday by the mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib and the head of the Railway Administration Jiří Svoboda. This step is to make the preparation of the line from Veleslavín to the airport easier for the railway administration, Prague will also use part of the land for the construction of a new tram line.
“Our goal is to speed up the preparation of the planned construction of a capacity railway line to Václav Havel Airport and Kladno as much as possible,” said Mayor Zdeněk Hřib. According to him, based on a memorandum, Prague will start negotiations on the purchase of land in Dlouhá Míla.
Several important transport constructions are planned in the locality. Which Railway Administration will be the investor of the railway line, including the terminal and the P + R car park for approximately 1,050 cars, Prague will build another 950 parking spaces here at its own expense. In addition, the capital city leads here by the tram line Dědinská – Terminal 3.
“Passengers do not distinguish between what is the investment of the state and what of the city. The common goal of Prague and the Railway Administration is to build a modern terminal here, where it will be possible to use the railway connection between the airport and the center, park a car or change to an extended tram line from Evropská Street and Dědina. It is good that, like Prague, we have signed up to help the Railway Administration with the purchase of land for their and our purposes, “ added Adam Scheinherr, Deputy Mayor for Transport.
The necessary land for all intended projects in the Long Mile area is owned by the owners. The Railway Administration, as an investor in the project of modernization and new construction of the railway line between Veleslavín and Václav Havel Airport, cannot purchase land until a zoning decision is issued. Therefore, on the basis of a signed memorandum, Prague begins in advance with individual purchases and then transfers part of the land to the Railway Administration for a fee.
“To further accelerate the preparation and successful implementation, we welcome closer cooperation with the city of Prague in the Dlouhá Míle locality,” said Svoboda. The capital will buy the land on the basis of already completed expert opinions. Their timeliness will be specified, if necessary, after the start of negotiations with the owners. The Prague City Council draft memoranda approved by a resolution last November.
The commissioning of the railway connection to Václav Havel Prague Airport is expected between 2028 and 2029.
The dates are rather indicative, the memorandum from 2008, which was concluded by the then Minister of Transport Aleš Řebíček and Mayor Pavel Bém, is still in vivid memory; according to this memorandum, we have to travel by train for Christmas 2013.