Preparations for the modernization of the line from Prague to Kladno with connection to the airport have progressed to the next phase
“I am very pleased that we are continuing the project of a railway connection between Prague, Václav Havel Airport and Kladno, which has been talked about for decades. It’s a huge investment of 50 billion. I saw the virtual look of the new buildings – it’s very interesting and they are amazing buildings that our architects have“The prime minister said.
For Kladno, which is still a city Central Bohemian Region, this is a major project. Not only from it, but also from the surrounding municipalities, more than 16,000 people commute to Prague every day. Thanks to the double-tracking and electrification of the entire line, the inhabitants of Kladno will be given the opportunity to travel by modern and ecological transport of the 21st century, which will bring the importance of an alternative to today’s individual car transport. According to calculations, 2.5 thousand cars will be lost in the streets of Prague 6 every day, which today are used for transport from Kladno to Prague and back.
“The construction completely changed the appearance of the railway in the territory of Kladno. It also includes the reconstruction of the station building in the Kladno station, which will take on a more dignified appearance. The preparation of the project continues intensively for other sections between Kladno and Prague, so that in 2029 it will be possible to travel between the two cities quickly and at the same time more comfortably., “Said Jiří Svoboda, General Director of the Railway Administration.
The reconstruction of the line from the center of Prague to Kladno will be followed by a new building in the section Prague-Ruzyně-Prague-Václav Havel Airport. It will be implemented in the years 2024 to 2029. As part of this project, a new transfer terminal Dlouhá Míle will be created. A separate event will be the new construction of the Prague-Václav Havel Airport station. It will begin construction in 2024 and will be completed five years later.
More information in the press release of the Railway Administration.