This autumn, Prague City will commission a feasibility study for the fifth metro line. It will take three years to work on, and should be built after the completion of the D metro in 2029.
The circular line would be 36 kilometres long, with 23 stations. In turn, the Prague metro would reportedly measure 114 kilometres in length and have 111 stations after its competition.
It is important to note that hundreds of thousands of people travel to the Czech capital for work. Entering the city, they park their vehicles in the centre or the suburbs, taking up space.
With the number of both commuters and residents increasing, the capital believes the Metro O line is crucial in order to ensure that the city does not become blocked up.
In addition to this, it stresses the importance of promoting the use of public transport and encouraging people to leave their cars at home. With Metro O, the influx of cars would substantially reduce as travelling underground would become both quicker and easier.
“This is a vision of development for the future, it is about decades,” said Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) at a press conference.
“The study will also determine the appropriate route and location of the stations in order to make it as efficient as possible and examine the technical feasibility,” said transport councillor Adam Scheinherr.
“The construction could take place immediately after the completion of the D metro, which is still planned for 2029”, he added.
The O metro should run from Podbaba railway station through Dejvice, Smíchov, Budějovická, Vršovice, Žižkov through Vysočany to Čakovice.
According to the load model, 140 thousand people a day would travel by the O metro between Smíchovské nádraží and Olbrachtova, and other 110 thousand would continue from Budějovická as well as from Žižkov freight station.