Line A (Prague Metro)

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Line A
Nemocnice Motol
Petřiny
Nádraží Veleslavín
Bořislavka
Section under construction
Handicapped/disabled accessDejvická
Hradčanská
Malostranská
Staroměstská
Můstek
Handicapped/disabled access
Handicapped/disabled accessMuzeum
Náměstí Míru
Jiřího z Poděbrad
Flora
Želivského
Handicapped/disabled accessStrašnická
Handicapped/disabled accessSkalka
Handicapped/disabled accessDepo Hostivař
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Line A (Czech: Linka A) is a line of the Prague Metro, serving the Czech capital. Chronologically the second line in the system, it was first opened in 1978 and has expanded mostly during the 1980s. At present, it has 13 stations and 11.0 kilometres (6.8 mi) of track. An extension with a further four stations is currently under construction.

History[edit]

Construction of the first segment started in 1973, part of this segment was also a tunnel connecting this line with the already existing Line C between Muzeum and Náměstí Míru stations. After completion of the second section, work was started on the extension to the new metro depot at Hostivař. The 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) long tunnel was completed in 1985, and the second tube in 1987 with the new station Strašnická on that line. In 1990 Skalka station was opened, again on that line, and in 2006 Depo Hostivař station was opened, built in a former wash-stand of the depot.

Sector Segment Date opened Length
I.A Dejvická-Náměstí Míru August 12, 1978 4.7 km (2.9 mi)
II.A Náměstí Míru-Želivského December 19, 1980 2.7 km (1.7 mi)
III.A/SH Želivského-Strašnická November 11, 1987 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
SH Strašnická-Skalka November 4, 1990 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
SH Skalka-Depo Hostivař May 26, 2006 1.0 km (0.62 mi)
V.A Dejvická-Nemocnice Motol Under construction
Total: 13 stations 11.0 km (6.8 mi)

Future[edit]

Tunnel between Petřiny and Motol stations under construction, 2011

The first phase of an 18.7 billion CZK extension on the west end is currently under construction, from Dejvická station to Motol, which is forecast to open to the public in 2014. The second phase of this extension will see the line reach Prague Václav Havel Airport and is set to open by 2021.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Work starts on Praha metro extension". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "The extension of the line A". Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Prague Metro Line A at Wikimedia Commons

← direction Dejvická Prague Metroline A direction Depo Hostivař
  Metro stops on this line  
Nemocnice Motol Handicapped/disabled accessPetřiny Handicapped/disabled accessNádraží Veleslavín Handicapped/disabled accessBořislavka Handicapped/disabled accessDejvická Handicapped/disabled accessHradčanskáMalostranskáStaroměstskáMůstek BMuzeum C Handicapped/disabled accessNáměstí MíruJiřího z PoděbradFloraŽelivskéhoStrašnická Handicapped/disabled accessSkalka Handicapped/disabled access - Depo Hostivař Handicapped/disabled access
Stations in italics are under construction