The metro in Prague has a lockout. Buses will replace him between the Museum and the Prague Uprising for more than a week – ČT24 – Czech Television
Line C of the Prague metro will run from 3 to 11 July in the sections Letňany – Muzeum and Pražského povstání – Háje. To avoid problems in the single-track section between Florence and the Museum, the metro will have longer intervals in the northern branch.
“Due to the limited throughput of the end section, the interval between connections in the northern operating branch will be extended to about six to seven minutes,” announced Hana Pohanová from the transport company’s press department.
Between the Museum and the Prague Uprising, the underground railways are being replaced by buses running mainly on the main road. They can travel to them already at the Hlavní nádraží station, where the way to their stop is easier than it would be at the Museum.
The transport company announced that it would use the exclusion mainly to replace sleepers at the IP Pavlova station. Due to the change of sleepers, there were already more closures in the metro, most recently this year at Easter. According to the company, on the Cply route, sleepers are to be replaced in larger parts during closures, due to the safety device, which must be completely switched off. For example, on route A, there is another type of security that allows the sleepers to be changed at night.
The transport company announces metro closures every year during the July holidays and usually intervenes not only on holidays but also on working days. In 2019, the Prague Uprising station collapsed, where people had to change from the metro to buses. At the station, which can be left by the platform with only one exit, on the first working day in the morning rush hour, people getting off the arriving trains began to gather quickly before they could leave. It can take up to half an hour to stabilize the situation with a transport company.