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Prague
metro, tramway and light rail

The Prague metro consists of three lines, 60 stations and 65.1 route km.  This includes an extension opened in
June 2004, from Nadrazi Holesovice, the former terminus, to Ladvi, which is only 7.5 km below the surface. In 2006, Depot Hostivar became the first and only above ground station on he Prague metro.

The "Pražské metro" opened in 1974, using the standard Soviet generic rolling stock. The lines are mostly underground, with the first two being in very deep tunnels, and the third, Line C, being in shallow tunnels. In one instance on line B, the metro runs inside a glass tube on the surface (between Hurka and Luziny).  A similar station, Vyšehrad,  is on Line C. Line C, when running across the Nuselsky viaduct, remains "inside" as it crosses the valley literally inside the viaduct.  Strizkov station and several others are actually at ground level.

In 2002, central Europe was flooded, and the Prague metro was
one of the many casualties. Twenty stations had to be dehumidified. The silver lining is that you can now watch the flooding over the internet for Trasas (lines) A, B and C. There are also some great Povodne photos at  http://metro.dnsalias.org/index_e.htm

An extension to Line A is currently under construction. The 6.9 km extension to the airport, originally planned for completion in 2021, died for good in 2015 when the electrification of an existing suburban line was announced as the preferred option.  A new Line D is also in the early planning stages and would require EU funding.



Be sure to Czech out the Metroweb

A few
very attractive women in the Prague metro
Unofficial home page
Home Page
Metroprojekt
Obligatory Map
Metrostav
Metroweb, the penultimate site for Czek Metrophiles
Praha Metro Interactive
100 Years of the Prague Metro
Mercurio
ERS photos and NYCSUBWAY.ORG
Photos of
2 new subway stations to be opened June, 2004
The Prague Metro


The tram network in Prague is very respectable: 32 lines covering 136 km. as of 2003. The first tram in Prague opened in 1891. Part of the system has been
upgraded to light rail standards.

In 2010, a renegade tram attempted to escape from the depot. It was retrieved by the driver after chasing it a kilometer into the streets by it's driver. The tram was taken back to the depot, where it was given a time out a a stern warning.

Prague public transport
Tramwayer Tram videos
Photos from
3 differentsites
Prague tram homepage (unofficial)
Tramway Paradise - great Prague tram and metro page
Excellent Prague subway page on Geocities
Virtual tram view
ROPID (REGIONÁLNÍ ORGANIZÁTOR PRAŽSKÉ INTEGROVANÉ DOPRAVY)
Prague
tramcam
Awesome tram photos
Prague
tramway forum
Trams in the Czek Republic (in Russian)


Photo Courtesy of Andreas Behm


Photo Courtesy
Magnus Stomfelt