The Hládkov tram stop in Prague 6 is renamed Max van der Stoel Park. The stop got a new one based on the name of a nearby park and a Dutch politician who will change Charter 77. Prague Integrated Transport (PID) informs about the name of the stop on its website. However, the change caused disputes among the citizens of Prague 6. However, according to the city district, the names of the stops do not serve the locals, but tourists.
The Myslbekova stop, which is now called Hládkov, also has a new name. The change of name was approved by the Municipal Department of Transport, spokesman for the Regional Organizer of Prague Integrated Transport (ROPID) Filip Drápal informed on Friday.
The city district of Prague 6, on whose territory there are stops, the renaming of which did not have any comments, said Jiří Hannich, a spokesman for the town hall. The renaming of the stops, which used to be called Hládkov, to Park Max van der Stoel, according to ROPID spokesman Drápal, arose at the initiative of the citizen.
“One of the reasons for the renaming was that the Hládkov stop was located in Myslbekova Street, while the Myslbekova stop was located in Hládkov Street,” Drápal said. According to him, people have pointed out the problem with the name and location of these stops before.
However, Prague 6 provides other explanations on its social networks. The district’s account is defended by saying that the new name is more readable for tourists. who, in addition, could discover the existence of an adjacent park.
“Only stops that do not serve locals as well as visitors to Prague who go to a destination have changed, which in this case may be a beautiful park of the same name or a monument to Max van der Stoel, which commemorates Dutch politics and his support for Charter 77 and to Czech dissidents as early as 1977, ” responds to reprimands Prague 6 on their Facebook.
“Unnecessary,” respond the citizens, who are used to the name. “If it serves visitors to Prague, I would make the name even longer. People will look for a park in Hládkov, not a chachar. (…) you just went through this to the fullest, “comments Jaroslav Nohel. “Was it wrong in Hládkov that everyone could say it?” Jan Malý irones the new choice.
The name is also long for trams, for the screen it is shortened only to Park M. vd Stoela. Under the name Hládkov, passengers now go to the moving stop, where tram lines 23 stop in Hládkov Street. This stop was formerly called Myslbekova after the nearby vertical street.
The connecting track in Hládkov Street with a length of 175 meters was built due to the All-Sokol Rally in 1926, after its completion it was used only sporadically as a handling. From January 3, 1927 to July 31, 1928, a regular line 7 was run here.
On April 19, 2019, nostalgic line 23 (only in the direction of the center) began to run on the handling track in regular operation, for which a stop was established here, which now bears the name Hládkov. Max van der Stoel Park was opened in 2014.