28th July 2017

Prague.tv: Prague plans 20 new train stops

Prague has plans to expand train service by 2030 with 20 new railway stations. But there are already problems with the first planned stations at Eden and Zahradní Město. They will not go into service for at least five years, and the antitrust office (ÚOHS) is dealing with issues concerning them, Prague,tv writes

Commuter trains to Prague are already busy and there is no capacity for new connections, Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) spokesman Marek Vácha told daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD).

By 2030, a substantial part of Prague's railway tracks should be modernized. The most discussed improvement is a section of track to Kladno with a branch to Václav Havel Airport Prague. Other sections up for modernization are between Vysočany and Lysá nad Labem and from the main railway station in the direction of Radotín and Hostivař.

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Also, Transport Minister Dan Ťok announced earlier this week that the frequency of trains between Prague and Munich will double and the travel time will be 20 minutes shorter from December 2017.

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