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PSA: Summer 2019 closures and changes to Prague’s public transport

Repairs to tram and metro tracks will cause several temporary changes to pubic transit service

Summer in Prague is the season of tramspotting, as tram tracks are repaired and routes thrown into disarray. Some metro service is also going to be affected.

The good news is the repairs to the tracks on Vinohradská from Muzeum to Flora are ahead of schedule, and will finish June 28 instead of July 13. This affects the 11, 13 and 23 tram lines.



“Very good work organization, functional routes for transporting and removing material, quality construction machines, use of longer rails (leading to fewer welds) and ideal weather: All this helped us to accelerate the work in Vinohradská,” Jan Šurovský, technical director of the surface section and a member of the board of directors of the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP), said.

In mid-June, DPP will start renovating tracks on Plzeňská Street to replace the switch points. Work will take place in several phases.

The DPP is also preparing to replace the sleepers on the metro line C from the Pražského povstání to Kačerov.

There will also be repairs to tracks on Palackého náměstí, Rašínovo nábřeží, Spojovací Street, náměstí Bratří Synků and Na Poříčí. In addition, there will be restrictions on Francouzská,Street and the Zahradní Město underpasses.

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More details on the interruptions will be available closer to the dates on dpp.cz

Public transit changes are:

Plzeňská x Makovského: replacement of rail switch points
Date: June 15 – June 28
Tram restriction: exclusion of tram traffic in the Vozovna Motol to Sídliště Řepy section on Mon–Fri from approx. 8 am to 3 pm, Sat–Sun continuous exclusions. A substitute bus service will be introduced. Partial restriction of car traffic.

Plzeňská surrounding the Anděl stop: replacement of rail switch points, rails
Date: June 29. – July 7
Tram restriction: exclusion of tram traffic in the Plzeňská x Štefánikova to Plzeňská x Radlická section
Replacement bus service will not be introduced. Partial restriction of individual car traffic, diversion of regular bus lines.

Plzeňská in the Radlická – Mozartova section: replacement of rail switch points, repairs in the Kotlářka section
Date: July 7 – July 24
Tram restriction: exclusion of tram traffic in the Plzeňská x Radlická section;– temporary tram crossover inserted at the Bertramka tram stop for “pendulum” tram operation in the Bertramka – Sídliště Řepy section. Full closure of the Plzeňská x Radlická – Sídliště Řepy section July 20.
A substitute bus service will be introduced. Partial restriction of car traffic.

Metro C from Pražského povstání to Kačerov: replacement of wooden sleepers by concrete ones
Date: June 29 – July 6
Metro restrictions: line C closed in the Pražského povstání – Kačerov section; trains will run in the Letňany – Pražského povstání and Kačerov – Háje sections. A substitute bus service will be introduced.

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Palacký Bridge / Palackého most: replacement of the crossing on the bridge in the direction from Palackého náměstí
Date: July 25 – Aug. 1
Tram restriction: exclusion of tram traffic in the Nádražní x Lidická – Palackého most x Rašínovo nábřeží section. No replacement bus service. The bridge will be closed in both directions, car and bus traffic will be diverted.

Nádražní at Smíchovské nádraží to Lihovar section: relocation of cable ducts and sewerage system before reconstruction of the tram line, phase I
Date: July 8 – Sept. 8
Tram restriction: excluding tram traffic from the Smíchovské nádraží to Hlubočepy stops (tram operation will remain in the Hlubočepy – Sídliště Barrandov section). A substitute bus service will be introduced. Car and bus traffic will be diverted.

Výtoň: replacement of tracks and switches
Date: Aug. 2 – 11
Tram restriction: Rašínovo nábřeží from the intersection Palackého most x Rašínovo nábřeží to Svobodova x Rašínovo nábřeží. No substitute bus service. Partial traffic restrictions.

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Spojovací turnaround (switch point replacement, track work)
Date: Aug. 10 – 23
Tram restriction: exclusions at the tram crossing in Koněvova street in front of intersection with Spojovací street. No substitute bus service. Partial traffic restrictions.

Náměstí Bratří Synků
Date: Aug. 23 – 25
Tram restriction: Exclusions at Nuselská, Bělehradská and Náměstí Bratří Synků from the Bělehradská x Otakarova to Nuselská x Vladimírova intersections. A substitute bus service will be introduced. Partial traffic restrictions.

Na Poříčí, Havlíčkova – Těšnov: replacement of tracks and switch points
Date: Aug. 26 –Sept. 20, 2019
Tram restriction: Exclusions on Na Poříčí street from the Havlíčkova x Na Poříčí to Na Poříčí x Těšnov intersections. A substitute bus service will be introduced. Partial traffic restrictions.

In the summer, the following two events will also affect trams, but are not DPP projects:

Francouzská from Budečská to Slovenská
Date: July 25 – Aug. 1, 2019
Tram restriction: the closure measure is likely to affect not only Francouzská street but also all of Moskevská

Zahradní město underpass
Date: July 25 – Aug. 25, 2019
Tram restriction: in the Nádraží Strašnice (Radošovická) to Nádraží Hostivař section, the underpass will be completely closed. Regular bus lines and car traffic will be diverted.

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