Prague Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Metro A Liine

On Sunday, August 12th of this year, the Prague City Transport Company will celebrate the 40th-anniversary commencement of the Metro A line. 

The first ride will take place at 11:45 from Dejvická station to Lenin Station and then towards Namesti Miru station. This route will commemorate the first section of Line A, which has been in operation since August 12, 1978. The last exit of the set is planned at 15.10 from Dejvická station in the direction of Náměstí Míru.

Following the tradition, all train runs will be accompanied by station radio reports and train drivers will wear uniforms accordingly to each period era. 

Soviet subways 81-71 demonstrate the most typical representative of the Prague metro operation. The technical specifications and the requirements that complied with the kit allowed their operation on all three routes of the Prague metro (unlike the predecessor – the Ecs set which was only run on route C).

In total, 201 front and 299 loaded trains were delivered to Prague. For years, they have become literally an icon of the capital as their pictures can be found on countless postcards, brochures, and other souvenirs.

Author: A.M.

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