“Thanks to the short train interval, the railway, in combination with connected public transport, will offer the fastest connection between the area and the center of Prague. From here, you can take the train to the Main Railway Station every 12 minutes, “said Adam Scheinherr, Deputy Mayor and Transport Councilor (Prague Sobě), at the opening of the railway station.
Already last week, the Zahradní Město tram loop was put into operation under the South Junction, where parking was originally located. This extended the route with tram number 22 from the original Radošovická turning point. As with Radošovice, about half of the connections will run into it, the other will reach Hostivař.
As a result, a new catchment car park with 58 spaces should be built next to the loop to replace the lost parking spaces.
Furthermore, from today, tram line 26 and bus lines 101, 138, 175, 177,195 will stop here at the Nádraží Zahradní Město stop, which will connect Zahradní Město with Spořilov, Malešice and Vinohrady, among others. The new station is at the intersection with the growing Průběžná Street. It consists of two island and one external platform, to which stairs and elevators lead.
“For example, passengers can get to the Sporilov housing estate from here every 9 minutes, to Opatov in the South Town in 19 minutes, to Jarov in 16 minutes or to Prosek in 29 minutes,” added Petr Tomčík, ROPID director.
Where does the underpass under the main station lead?
The construction of the new railway station is part of the modernization of the line between Hostivaří and the main railway station, within which the Prague Eden station was opened last year. Furthermore, the Prague-Vršovice station was completely reconstructed, which was expanded by a fourth platform and also an underpass towards Nusle.
Today, the railway administration also opened an extended northern underpass at the main railway station in Žižkov, which leads to Seifertova street. The underpass is barrier-free.