I. P. Pavlova (Prague Metro)

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I. P. Pavlova
Prague Metro station
Prague 07-2016 Metro img4 LineC IPPavlova.jpg
platform
LocationI. P. Pavlova
Prague 2
Prague
Czech Republic
Coordinates50°04′30″N 14°25′48″E / 50.075°N 14.430°E / 50.075; 14.430Coordinates: 50°04′30″N 14°25′48″E / 50.075°N 14.430°E / 50.075; 14.430
Owned byDopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy
Line(s)C
Platformsisland platform
Tracks2
Construction
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesNo
History
Opened9 May 1974 (1974-05-09)
Services
Preceding station   Prague Metro   Following station
toward Letňany
Line C
toward Háje
Location
I. P. Pavlova is located in Prague
I. P. Pavlova
I. P. Pavlova
Location in Prague
I. P. Pavlova is located in Greater Prague
I. P. Pavlova
I. P. Pavlova
Location in Greater Prague
I. P. Pavlova is located in Czech Republic
I. P. Pavlova
I. P. Pavlova
Location in Czech Republic

I. P. Pavlova is a Prague Metro station on Line C. It is in the Vinohrady district of Prague.[1] Above the station is I. P. Pavlov Square (Czech: náměstí I. P. Pavlova), which is named after Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. Both the station and the square are shortened by locals to diminutive names such as Ípák, Pavlák or Ípáč.[2]

I. P. Pavlova is the busiest station on the Prague Metro, serving daily more than 118,000 people as of 2008.[3]

History[edit]

I. P. Pavlova station was opened on 9 May 1974.[4] During construction of the station, the remains of a decorative sculpture of a Baroque bastion were found.[5] This sculpture can now be seen next to the ticket office inside the station.

The station has an exit at one end of the platform, which had three escalators until reconstruction in the 1990s, when a fourth was introduced.[1] In 2015, a lift was installed, enabling disabled access to the station from Legerova street. Construction of the new exit cost 64.7 million Czech koruna.[6]

Tram services[edit]

I. P. Pavlova is also a major tram stop on the Prague tram system. Trams connect I. P. Pavlova with Náměstí Míru on Line A and Karlovo náměstí on Line B. Tram services 4, 6, 10, 11, 16 and 22 (daytime services) stop at this station.[7] At night I. P. Pavlova is also served by trams, with services 51, 56, 57 and 59.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

Part of the Czech sci-fi movie, Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea,[9] was filmed in the vestibule of the metro station. The station is also the subject of a song by David Koller, entitled "Lajka z I.P. Pavlova".[10]

Above the escalators there is a large-format illustration created in 2011, depicting passengers in the subway as anthropomorphic dogs. A figure in the foreground is holding a hamburger and a copy of Pavlov's book, The Experimental Psychology and Psychopathology of Animals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Porucha ochromila stanici metra I. P. Pavlova". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ Naše řeč, Volume 88 (in Czech). 2005. p. 58.
  3. ^ Poláková, Lenka (12 December 2008). "DPP zná čísla o cestujících v metru, nejvytíženější stanicí je I. P. Pavlova". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  4. ^ "I.P.Pavlova". metroweb.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. ^ Jančar, Rostislav (2 April 2009). "Podívejte se, jak se stavělo metro v Praze. Unikátní fotografie staré 40 let". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Stanice metra I. P. Pavlova je bezbariérová, výtah stál skoro 65 milionů". iDnes (in Czech). Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Tramvaj - Městská hromadná doprava v Praze: Trasy linek". mhd.byl.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Tramvaj - Městská hromadná doprava v Praze: Noční provoz". mhd.byl.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Zítra vstanu a opařím se čajem". Filmovamista.cz (in Czech).
  10. ^ Velinger, Jan (16 November 2006). "Former Lucie band mates Koller, Kodym & P.B.Ch back with new CDs". radio.cz. Czech Radio. Retrieved 19 March 2012.