Today Begins the Long Renovation of Jiřího z Poděbrad Station

Renovation of Jiřího z Poděbrad Station

The complete reconstruction of the Prague metro station Jiřího z Poděbrad starts today (September 1st), in part to replace the Soviet-era ‘Leningrad’ escalators, install lifts and provide barrier-free access to platforms.

The last phase of repairs will be the replacement of escalators. Because the Jiřího z Poděbrad station has only one exit, after January 2023 it will be closed for 10 months and metro trains will not stop there

The repair will cost DPP CZK 1.29 billion and the work should take over two years.

New elevators will be put in for barrier-free access to the station. The first ones will take passengers from the train platform to the transfer corridor, and from there the other elevators will go up to Vinohradská Street. Most of the work will take place during normal operation, which will be interrupted only when the station ceiling is breached.

Workers will also renovate or replace wiring and lighting, remove leaks, replace air conditioning and repair damaged parts of tiles. Geotechnical monitoring of the excavated work, ie monitoring of the subsoil, will also be performed.

“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.

DPP is preparing to repair other stations. On line A, these may include, for example, Hradčanská or Želivského stations. At the moment, the company is repairing the vestibule and replacing the escalators in the Anděl metro station B at the exit towards Na Knížecí.

In recent years, for example, line B’s Jinonice metro station and the Opatov station on line C have been repaired.

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.

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