Updates: 09/24/2021 11:20 AM
Released: 24.09.2021, 11:20
Prague – From today, passengers on the Prague Railways can use the new Prague-Zahradní Město station, which is part of the new transfer terminal. At the main railway station in Prague, they will get from the city center to Žižkov via a newly extended underpass. Both buildings were ceremoniously opened today by the Railway Administration. Reconstruction of the historic Fanta Building also continues at the main railway station.
The Prague-Zahradní Město station was established on a new line transfer, which the Railway Administration built as part of the modernization of the Prague Railway between the main station and Hostivaří. Trains now run on the extended four-track line with a speed of up to 120 km / h, and the line is also 232 meters shorter than before. According to the administration, the team should reduce the running time of trains on the line. The new station is at the intersection with the extended Průběžná Street. It consists of two island and one external platform, to which stairs and elevators lead. These connect the entire terminal, which also includes tram and bus stops in the subway. For the time being, passenger trains of the S9 line and express trains of the R49 line will stop at the new station, as well as express lines of the R17 line from December.
The station is part of a complete reconstruction of the corridor. As part of this, the Prague-Vršovice station was completely reconstructed, which was extended by a fourth platform and also an underpass towards Nusle. A new security device was also created in the stations. Furthermore, a new Eden stop was opened on the track at the end of last year. The whole project of modernization of a part of the Prague railway 5.3 billion crowns, most of the costs were covered by money from European funds.
Another newly opened building on the Prague Railway is an extended underpass at the main railway station, which connects the city center with Žižkov. The construction lasted about 16 months and cost 219.5 million crowns. The underpass is followed by a pedestrian path that leads to Seifert Street and is directly connected to the Churchill Square shopping center. When opening the underpass, Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček reminded that the construction will significantly facilitate the transition of the inhabitants of Žižkov and Vinohrady. “Eight years ago, a group of university students calculated that about 1,200 people would cross the dormitory in one work shift. Now people will no longer have a reason to gamble like this,” the minister said.
Reconstruction of the Art Nouveau Fanta building is also continuing at Prague’s main railway station. Renovation of the facade, which is followed by interior repairs, should be completed soon. It started this year. The administration also wants to present other projects on the planned route at the airport in October.