The Prague Transport Company (DPP) can officially start building the metro line D from Pankrác to Písnice.
The Ministry of Transport rejected an appeal by opponents of the construction against the granting of the construction permit. The decision can no longer be appealed.
“After the 15-day period for the delivery of the public notice, there is nothing to prevent the construction from starting,” said Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Praha Sobae).
The construction could start in April this year.
The first part of the route will be from Pankrác to Nové Dvory. The cost should be about CZK 52.09 billion, taking into account the increasing inflation. After that, it will continue to Pisnice Depot and in the future, a section from Pankrác to Namesti Míru Square.
The Pankrác – Nové Dvory section will substantially improve the congested traffic in the western and southern part of the city where about 150,000 inhabitants live. They can use only buses as public transport services to reach the Prague centre and to transfer to the Line Cat Kačerov station.
“Metro D is one of the most important investments in both Prague and the Czech Republic. There will be a turnover of more than 120,000 passengers a day at the transfer station Pankrác C and D. Prague needs additional metro lines in order to be able to develop,” said Scheinherr.
The Line D will be Prague first automated metro line which will be equipped with the latest generation of CBTC system.
Currently, the Prague metro system is 65.2 km-long, comprising three lines (A, B, and C) and 61 stations.