Two cable cars are interrupted in Prague. To Petřín due to maintenance, at the zoo due to major repairs
In the zoo, the cable car will not start again until March.
The operation of two cable cars will stop in Prague today and on Monday. From today until March, the suspension of the chairlift in the Prague Zoo will last, and from Monday to October 23, the cable car to Petřín.
The restriction applies to Dopravní podnik hl. of the City of Prague (DPP) in a press release. The shutdown of the cable car to Petřín is usually regular. “As part of the necessary inspections of the railway body of the cable car to Petřín, there will be an accurate geodetic measurement of individual elements of the track, track gauge and other parts of the track superstructure. As part of regular maintenance, for example, we clean the winding chambers or the lighting of the track and stations. In addition, we will install air conditioning in the upper station on Petřín, which will also function as a heating in the winter. Prior to reopening, the track, stations and cars will be inextricably cleaned,“Said Pavel Kejha, head of LD Petřín.
The current cable car has been transporting passengers to Petřín and back since 1985 and has been part of the Prague public transport network since then. Currently, DPP is preparing a project to modernize the cable cars on Petřín. In the course of October this year, it is preparing to announce an international design competition for a new form of cable car cars.
As of today, the operation of the cable cars in the Prague Zoo is also interrupted. Until January 2022, it will have its owner, the Zoological Garden of the Capital City of Prague. m. Prague, make a general overhaul. They replace the safety nets that are stretched under the cable car and also repair the lower parts of the cable car’s supporting structure. It will be followed by regular 10-year maintenance of DPP, which comes in the repair of seats, pulley batteries, gearbox or cable car cabinets. In addition, DPP will carry out standard machine and electrical inspections on the cable car. The cable car in the Prague Zoo should reopen to passengers in mid-March next year.