Thousands of apartments and an eighty-meter tower. Completely new neighborhoods will be created around metro station D
The new Prague metro line D will not only bring a faster connection between the southern parts of the city and the center, but will also transform the surroundings of the future station. New neighborhoods will be created in Nové Dvory and Libuš, and the area of the Krč railway station and the Thomayer Hospital will also be fundamentally transformed. The city wants to build over six thousand new apartments here, but also a new square, hotels, administrative buildings or an eighty-meter tower.
The new metro line, the construction of which began in June this year, was supposed to be in operation from 2029. It will first run along the route Depo Písnice – Pankrác, via the stops Olbrachtova, Nádraží Krč, Nemocnice Krč, Nové Dvory and Písnice. An extension to Náměstí Míru station is also planned for the future.
“Metro D finally resolves the historical mistake that rail traffic was not transferred to the south of the city, i.e. to a large part of Prague 4 and 12. This part of the city is served only by bus traffic, while hundreds of thousands of people live here and hundreds of thousands more commute here,” the project presents Deputy Mayor for Transport Adam Scheinherr (Prague Sobě).
The city plans to build a new neighborhood around the new subway stations. Thousands of apartments are to be built here. According to Ondřej Boháč, director of the Institute of Planning and Development of the City of Prague, this is also why metro D is now the most important infrastructure building in Prague.
“At this time, Prague is dealing with, among other things, a housing crisis, and it is the projects around the future metro stations that have the potential to alleviate this problem,” he says. In addition, the city is planning a new square, administrative buildings, shops and restaurants.