The Prague City Council said that artists Vladimír Kopecký, Jiří Černický and Stanislav Kolíbal will design the new Metro D stations Nádraží Krč, Nemocnice Krč and Nové Dvory.
“Our goal is to make every station a place of high artistic value where Prague citizens will feel comfortable. The new line will not end up like the last Metro A stations,” Prague Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Praha Sobě) said.
The interiors of Pankrác and Olbrachtova stations has already been presented by the transport company and will be designed by Vladimír Kokolia and Jakub Nepraš.
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Line D will consist of nine stations and connect the city center with the southeast neighborhoods. It will start from the existing station of Náměstí Míru. This station will be an interconnection hub for passengers.
The route will be also linked with Line B at Olbrachtova station and with Esko Prague network, the S-Bahn-like commuter network, at Praha-Krč station. The project will be carried out by Metrostav, the contractor that is specialized on the construction of metro lines and includes the erection of a train depot in the Písnice area.
According to Petr Witowski, Line D will be served by the driverless trains.
When will the construction begin?
Everyone is undoubtedly interested in the fact, when will the construction start. The entire process should be divided into 3 stages.
- Stage 1 – Pankrác to Nové Dvory, 4.1 kilometers long, 5 stations, fully operational by 2027.
- Stage 2 – Nové Dvory to Depo Písnice, 3.8 kilometers long, 3 stations, fully operational by 2027.
- Stage 3 – Pankrác to Náměstí Míru, 2.7 kilometers long, 2 stations, start of the construction depending on the financial situation of Prague.
The Prague Metro was opened in 1974 with launching Line C. Two other routes, A and B, started to serve passengers in 1978 and 1985 respectively. The 65-kilometer network has 61 stations. Two types of rolling stock are served the metro lines in Prague.
The type 81-71M was originally manufactured in the Soviet Union by Mytishchi Machine Works (now Mytishchi Machine Works) in the 1970s and 1980s as type 81-717/714, it was modernized by Czech companies Škoda Transportation and ČKD in the 1990s – 2000s.
The 81-71M trains run on Line A and B. The third route, Line C, is served by the Metro M1 vehicles manufactured by a consortium of ČKD, ADtranz and Siemens.