The Railway Administration has announced a tender for the modernization of the Prague Bubny line at the Exhibition Grounds – ČT24 – Czech Television
The modernization of the line from Prague’s Bubny to the Exhibition Grounds should be completed by 2025. The administration has entered the highest admissible price of 3.8 billion crowns for the announced contract. According to CEO Jiří Svoboda, this is one of the most important milestones for the line from Prague to Kladno.
“Together with the Kladno section, this is the actual beginning of the entire construction and, above all, the beginning of the transformation of the entire Holešovice. The old railway station has long divided Holešovice into two disparate parts, while the new railway, on the other hand, will naturally connect both parts, ”says Svoboda.
One of the most significant elements of the modernization of the section will be the new Prague Bubny station, which will be built behind the Negrelli viaduct and will be connected by an underground vestibule with the Vltavská C metro station. The Jakub Cigler Architekti studio is in charge of the architectural design of the railway station with three platforms and four tracks.
First it will be one building, on the roof of which there will be a grassy resting area with a view. Later, together with the construction of a new district in the area, an administrative building should be added directly above the station, while the station vestibules should also find commercial use. According to the mayor of Prague 7, Jan Čižinský, the railway station, together with the building of the Prague Philharmonic, should become the natural center of the new district and at the same time the main point of its transport service.
The modernization of Masaryk Railway Station can also begin
Another part of the planned line to Kladno and Ruzyně Airport is the modernization of Masaryk Railway Station, which has also advanced to a new phase. The railway administration has not even obtained a final zoning decision and construction should begin in 2023.
The project envisages expanding the existing track from seven tracks to nine and increasing the line speed. The modernization should also include a new vestibule in the form of a roof connecting the area of Na Florenci, Hybernská and Opletalova streets with access to the individual platform. New dormitories were also created for operational treatment in the Hrabovka locality.
Both projects are part of the line from the center of Prague to Kladno, which is divided into several sections. It is currently the only one on the Negrelli Viaduct. At the beginning of October, the Railway Administration announced a competition for the construction of the section from Kladno to Kladno Ostrovce. The new connection is to be electrified, run on two tracks and should allow trains running to the airport and to Kladno to run at ten-minute intervals.