Line A (Prague Metro)

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Line A
Handicapped/disabled access Nemocnice Motol
Handicapped/disabled access Petřiny
Handicapped/disabled access Nádraží Veleslavín
Handicapped/disabled access Bořislavka
Handicapped/disabled access Dejvická
Hradčanská
Malostranská
Staroměstská
MůstekLine B (Prague Metro) B 
Handicapped/disabled access MuzeumLine C (Prague Metro) C 
Náměstí Míru
Jiřího z Poděbrad
Flora
Želivského
Handicapped/disabled access Strašnická
Handicapped/disabled access Skalka
Handicapped/disabled access Depo Hostivař

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. With the opening of the extension to Nemocnice Motol on 6 April 2015, Line A operates on approximately 17.1 kilometres (10.6 mi) of route and serves 17 stations.[1] An extension with a further five stations to the airport is currently planned.

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)[citation needed]
II.A Náměstí Míru-Želivského December 19, 1980 2.7 km (1.7 mi)[citation needed]
III.A/SH Želivského-Strašnická November 11, 1987 1.2 km (0.75 mi)[citation needed]
SH Strašnická-Skalka November 4, 1990 1.3 km (0.81 mi)[citation needed]
SH Skalka-Depo Hostivař May 26, 2006 1.0 km (0.62 mi)[citation needed]
V.A Dejvická-Nemocnice Motol April 6, 2015 6.1 km (3.8 mi)[citation needed]
Total: 17 stations 17.1 km (10.6 mi)

Future[edit]

Tunnel between Petřiny and Motol stations under construction, 2011

The first phase of a CZK18.7 billion extension on the west end of the A line, from Dejvická to Nemocnice Motol, was opened to the public on the afternoon of 6 April 2015.[2] The second phase of this extension will see the line reach Prague Václav Havel Airport. Finally this phase has not been approved and Airport will be serviced by train only.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomáš Rejdal. "Linka A". metroweb.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.dpp.cz/en/permanent-changes-to-the-pit-system-as-of-the-7th-april-2015/
  3. ^ "Work starts on Praha metro extension". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "The extension of the line A". Portál hlavního města Prahy. 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 Nemocnice Motol 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  B Muzeum  C   Handicapped/disabled accessNáměstí MíruJiřího z PoděbradFloraŽelivskéhoStrašnická Handicapped/disabled accessSkalka Handicapped/disabled access - Depo Hostivař Handicapped/disabled access