Jiřího z Poděbrad Station to Close for Repairs

Jiřího z Poděbrad metro station will be from November for repairs, the Prague transport authority said in a statement on its website.

According to the plans, the current metro entrance will be replaced by the new modern underground entrance. Two lifts connected by a hall will be part of the barrier-free entrance.

The repair works will last two years, but the station will be completely closed only during the replacement of the escalators, which will take ten months. The estimated price is 1.3 billion CZK, DPP spokesman Daniel Šabík informed on Thursday.

“The planned modernization is one of the largest we have undertaken in the last few years in terms of scope, length of work and size of investments,” said Petr Witowski, CEO of DPP.

Similar long-term closures took place last year along the busy transport hubs of Náměstí Republiky and Anděl stations, also on the B line.

Named after the square above – and initially in fact called Jiřího náměstí – the underground station Jiřího z Poděbrad in Vinohrady, between Praha 2 and Praha 3 districts, serves the Žižkov Television Tower neighborhood.

Opened on 19th of December 1980 as part of the second section of metro line A, it was designed by architect Anna Hübschmannová for DP-Metroprojekt.

The Prague Metro opened in 1974. It now has three lines and 61 stations covering a network of over 65 kilometers.

A fourth line, Metro D, is planned and construction should begin in 2019 and last until 2023. The line with extending from the metro C stop at Pankrác to Písnice in the southern part of the city. It should later be extended to Náměstí Míru to join with the A line. The line will use driverless trains.

For more information visit www.dpp.cz/en.

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