Praha Masarykovo nádraží

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Praha Masarykovo nádraží
Praha Masarykovo nádraží-průčelí Havlíčkova.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 50°05′17″N 14°25′59″E / 50.088°N 14.433°E / 50.088; 14.433Coordinates: 50°05′17″N 14°25′59″E / 50.088°N 14.433°E / 50.088; 14.433
Services
Preceding station   Esko Prague   Following station
Terminus S1
S2
S20
toward Milovice
S4
S5
toward Kladno
R5
toward Rakovnik

Praha Masarykovo nádraží (Prague Masaryk railway station) is a terminal railway station located in the New Town area of Prague, near Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky).

It was the first railway station in the city to serve steam trains, and the second oldest railway station in Prague, Czech Republic (the first is Praha-Dejvice, formerly Bruska on the Lány Horse-drawn Railway). The station was designed by Antonín Jüngling and came into service in 1845.

Nowadays the station only serves regional and suburban trains, because the larger Praha hlavní nádraží does not have enough capacity. In 2010 it served 48,838 trains and 9.6 million passengers.[1] The station is currently being reconstructed, and will become the terminus of the planned railway connection with Ruzyně International Airport.

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Since it opened in 1845, Masaryk Railway Station has had the following names:

  • 1845–1862 Praha (German: Prag) - "Prague"
  • 1862–1919 Praha státní nádraží (German: Prag Staatsbahnhof) - "Prague State Station"
  • 1919–1940 Praha Masarykovo nádraží (German: Prag Masarykbahnhof) - Prague Masaryk Station
  • 1940–1945 Praha Hybernské nádraží (German: Prag Hibernerbahnhof) - Prague Hibernia Station, the station is on Hybernská street
  • 1945–1952 Praha Masarykovo nádraží
  • 1953–1990 Praha střed - Prague Central
  • March 1990- Praha Masarykovo nádraží

For much of its existence, the station has been named after the founder of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

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