“The direct connection of Čakovice and Letňan with Kobylisy corrects the inappropriate termination of metro line C at the border of the cadastral territory of Vysočan and Letňan outside the settlement center. The tram line will thus offer a connection with metro station C Ládví,” reads the document he approved.
Passengers will be able to travel from Ládví by tram either along the so-called eastern and northern tram tangents, i.e. to Palmovce, Želivského and to Bohnice, or towards the Old Town. “At the same time, the existing tram line Kobylisy – Sídliště Ďáblice will be evaluated, which lost its importance after the extension of route C from Ládví to Letňany,” the document states. The transport company is already building an extension of the line from Holyně to Slivenc and from Modřany to Libuš.
The construction of the track will be coordinated with other projects to be created in the given location. Among them is, for example, the Ipodec complex or the construction of a trolleybus line. Part of the preparatory work will also include an urban-architectural study of the area around the station in Čakovice, where it will be possible to change from trains to trams and buses. A P+R parking lot will also be built (the capacity of the parking lot is yet to be determined), and a bicycle path will also be created.
High-speed line to Dresden
In the north of the city, the Prague municipality is also dealing with the construction of a high-speed line terminal. Councilors approved the preparation of the study. It will examine the possibility of building a terminal and developing the surrounding buildings and its connection to the structure of the city in this part. At the same time, it evaluates the benefits or negatives of buildings.
The concept of the high-speed railway in Prague envisages a new line from Ústí nad Labem, which will enter the city from the north along the D8 highway and then go down through a tunnel from the so-called Central Labyrinth Plate into the Prague basin. The new terminal could be located in the area between Letňany, Čakovice and Đáblice.
The Prague terminal is to be part of the planned new railway connection between Dresden and Prague, which will connect the Czech Republic to the Western European high-speed railway and significantly shorten travel.
The high-speed line will allow trains to travel at speeds of up to three hundred and fifty kilometers per hour. The driving time from Prague to Ústí nad Labem should be reduced by roughly half to thirty minutes. The journey from the Czech capital to Dresden should take one hour and to Berlin two and a half hours. The city will collaborate with the Railway Administration on the project, and the study should be completed in the second quarter of 2023.