Facing growing passenger and freight traffic with limited options to increase capacity, the Czech Republic is turning to the development of new high-speed lines as a way to improve connectivity across the country.
The new Terminal will serve as a transport hub between the Prague-Brno and Prague-Hradec Králové high-speed rail lines. At the same time, it will become a P+R point for the eastern part of the Central Bohemian Region for commuting both to Prague and Brno.
The architectural and technical solution of the Terminal should symbolize a new era of rail transport and infrastructure in the Czech Republic, which will be connected to the European rail network.
Terminal Prague East will enable access to the high-speed rail for the eastern part of the Central Bohemian Region. It is expected to be used for journeys both within the Czech Republic and abroad, as well as for commuting to the capital. That is why the Terminal must be designed both for long-distance travellers and for daily commuters.
The transport model also assumes that the Terminal will be used for transfers between train lines, in particular between the directions of Nymburk and the HSR (high-speed rail) in the direction of Brno, as well as between the HSR to Hradec Králové and the HSR to Brno.
The planned final capacity assumes a turnover of 20,000 passengers per day (departures/arrivals): 16,000 of which transferring between trains and 4,000 transferring between a train, a bus and P+R.