The major modernisation of the Prague-Masarykovo nádraží station has completed another important step.
The Railway Administration (SŽ) has obtained a final building permit. Once a contractor has been found, construction should begin sometime during this year.
The new Masaryk Railway Station will be ready in 2026, informed the spokesperson of the Railway Infrastructure Administration Nela Eberl Friebová.
According to Friebová, the project includes, among other things, the extension of the current number of tracks from seven to nine, the reconstruction of all platforms and the construction of a new platform above the track, which will remove barriers in the area, allow access to individual platforms and offer a direct transfer to the B metro line.
Masaryk railway station is located right in the centre of Prague and is the third busiest station in the country.
The new platforms will be used especially by future trains to the airport.
All platforms, tracks, technology, traction lines and the power supply will undergo reconstruction and barrier-free access will be created with six wheelchair-accessible platforms.
“This platform will not only form a communication link between Florence and Hybernská Street and Masaryk Street and the main station, but will also offer a new vestibule for waiting passengers. From there, escalators, stairs and lifts will lead directly to the individual platforms. A part of the platform will be planted with greenery, creating a quiet oasis right in the city centre,” described Friebová.
The reconstruction of Masaryk railway station is part of the modernisation of the railway from the centre of Prague to Kladno.
It is divided into several stages. This year, work began on two sections, namely the section from Kladno to Kladno-Ostrovec and the line between the Prague-Bubny station and the future new Prague-Výstaviště stop.