24.09.2021 21:20 | Updated
From today, passengers can use the new Prague-Zahradní Město railway station. Today, as in the case of the extended northern underpass at the main railway station, the international prime minister Andrej Babiš and the Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček will take over the ceremonial handover of the building to the public.
The station in Zahradní Město is part of the newly built transfer terminal, which originally improved the quality of travel by public transport in this part of the metropolis. “I am glad that during the ongoing constructions between the main and Hostivař stations, we are already succeeding in improving not only the comfort for passengers, but also for the citizens of the adjacent city districts. In addition to the opening of a new stop in Eden, the extension of the underpass under the Vršovice railway station towards Nusle also contributed to this. Now we have to improve the accessibility of the Garden City area, which so far has been served only by trams and buses, “says Jiří Svoboda, General Director of the Railway Administration.
The new station in Zahradní Město, as well as the Praha-Eden stop, is located on the transfer line built by the Railway Administration as part of the modernization of the Prague-Hostivař-Praha hl. n. Trains can now use a more capacitive four-track line here. The benefit is also a shortening of routes by 232 meters and a line speed of up to 120 km / h, which will have a positive effect on shortening train travel times. In addition, a large part of Praguers will get better access to train transport than in the case of the original line through the stop in Strašnice.
The railway station in Zahradní Město is necessary not only as a part of the railway corridor Hostivař – Prague. n., but also as a transfer terminal, which must improve travel by integrated transport in this part of the metropolis, “says Minister of Transport Havlíček and adds:” In creating transfer points connecting rail with buses and trams, the future is ecological and comfortable public transport for citizens. “
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The construction of the so-called Hostivař Corridor was started by the Railway Administration in May 2018. The Prague-Vršovice station underwent a complete reconstruction, which was extended by a new platform No. 4. Barrier-free access is provided by sloping sidewalks. In addition to the construction of a new station and stop, it is necessary to mention the reconstruction of nine existing and the construction of one new bridge structure. At the same time, a new security device was built at the Prague-Vršovice and Prague-Zahradní Město stations. “Interestingly, almost half a million tons of material was removed from the construction, in the vast majority of the soil and stone rubble. In addition to 1,580 trucks, 640 trains are also used for this purpose, ”explains Jiří Svoboda.
“We are convinced that this project of the decade, called Due to the four-track line also a railway highway, contributes to increasing the comfort of passengers in the affected parts of the capital and the neighboring Central Bohemian Region. And that it will be appreciated not only by Slavia football fans thanks to the new Eden station, but also by ecologists, because they allow many people who commute to the city center to work from cars to fast and fast train connections, ”says Metrostav CEO Jaroslav Heran on behalf of the contractors’ association.
The Prague-Zahradní Město station itself is located at the intersection with most of Průběžná Street. It consists of two island and one external platform, accessed by stairs, elevators and escalators. These connect the entire terminal, which also includes tram and bus stops in the underpass. There is also a waiting room and check-in area available for passengers.
The total investment costs of the event entitled Optimization of the line section Prague Hostivař – Prague n., II. part – Prague Hostivař – Prague n. amounts to 5,361,916,009 CZK without VAT. The project is co-financed by the European Union from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The level of EU support from the CEF program is 82.14% of eligible costs, the maximum amount of the subsidy is EUR 110,309,931.07, ie approximately CZK 3,065,733,604. National funding is provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.
The contractor of the construction is the company MTS + SwieR + SMP – Hostivař II, which consists of Metrostav (managing partner), Swietelsky Rail CZ and SMP CZ.
The building is today handed over to the public. In the following months, some finishing work was carried out, consisting, for example, in the activation of technological elements, landscaping or local modifications of platforms. However, they should no longer have a significant effect on passengers.
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