Prague is preparing a trolleybus line from Charles Square to Strahov, it has received its first stamp
DPP will deploy partial trolleybuses on line 176, about 80% of the route will run under the trolleys.
After the recently announced plan for a new tram line from Malovanka in Strahov, electric public transport will lead to the stadium and university dormitories from another part of the city.
Dopravní podnik hl. m of Prague (DPP) can continue the preparation of electrification of lines 176, which connects Charles Square and Strahov. After examination by the authorities, the plan will not be subject to further assessment under the Environmental Impact Act. This follows from the decision published in EIA information system. The plan for the electrification of line 137, which connects the Na Knížecí terminal and the U Waltrovky stop, also passed the first official round.
According to the plan of line 176, the trolleybus line 53 will be replaced, on which partial trolleybuses with an additional battery will run. This will enable traffic from Charles Square to Jirásek Square, and trolleybuses will use a 4-kilometer trolleybus line.
A new Strahov substation is designed to supply the overhead contact line, and the existing Hřebenka substation will be used and expanded. The charging infrastructure in the Karlovo náměstí paragraphs will be powered from the existing Vyšehrad tram substation. Jirásek Bridge will be another place where there will be trolleys in Prague. Trolleybuses will run to this line from the Řepy garages, which will also serve as a base for other trolleybus lines, including connections to Václav Havel Airport.
The cost of the new line is to reach 320 million crowns
The Prague management has previously approved the partial electrification of bus lines on the left bank of the Vltava. She chose the lines that lead through the residential areas. In this way, noise and emissions are reduced in them compared to the current operation.
According to an estimate, the most financially demanding is the electrification of line 191, which runs from the Na Knížecí stops via Ciolkovského to Václav Havel Prague Airport. The price is estimated at 580 million. Lines 176 have an estimated cost of 320 million and lines 137 and 131 have 220 million and 200 million crowns, respectively. The technical background in Řepy’s garages will cost 130 million. DPP will want to obtain money from European funds for the entire electrification project of the mentioned lines.
The city is also preparing the deployment of trolleybuses on line 119 to Václav Havel Airport, and electrification of lines 140 from Palmovka to Miškovice.