Czech operators have covered with 5G services the last section of the Prague Metro.
5G services are available also along line A between stations Dejvicka and Nemocice Motol, which was the first section covered by mobile services in 2015. As a result, the whole metro is covered with 5G.
LTE services became available in more than 60 stations of the metro at the end of 2021, and the whole coverage project took three years.
The operators T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2, and Cetin work in a consortium with the Prague city municipality to provide the network coverage.
New metro D
The construction of the first part of a new “D” line of the Prague Metro system will start on April 21.
The line – which will feature driverless trains – will at first run from Pankrác to the as yet unbuilt Depo Písnice station in the south of the city before being extended later.
In the first stage, the metro will be built between the stations Pankrác and Nove Dvory, then it will continue to Depo Písnice, and in the future, from Pankrac to Namesti miru.
According to the City of Prague, the estimated total costs for this ambitious project will amount to approximately CZK 52 billion (EUR 2 billion). Commenting on this large sum, Deputy Mayor of Prague for transport Adam Scheinherr shared:
“Metro D is currently the largest transport investment in the Czech Republic. The first section of metro D from Pankrác to Nové Dvory will cost CZK 52 billion and we will have large negotiations on financing – with banks, the EU, and the state, which normally co-finances such important urban projects abroad. I am glad that today we have won the trust of Prague’s representatives across political parties for this huge investment.”