A new section of Prague metro’s line A was officialy opened by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Prague mayor Adriana Krnáčová and the management of Prague public transport company DPP this morning, Prague Post reports.
The A line was extended from the original terminal station Dejvicka to Motol. The six-kilometer new section has four stations.
PM Sobotka said upon the opening of the metro in new station Nádraží Veleslavín that the state would help Prague with improving its transport infrastructure, including the construction of new metro stations, and with the use of subsidies from EU funds.
“I think that the state budget should contribute to new construction, above all to the construction of the Prague metro, in the coming years,” Sobotka said.
However, the construction of new metro stations makes sense as they will ease overground traffic and secure better connection to the hospital in Motol, Sobotka said.
The construction of the new metro section started in 2009. The total costs were estimated at about 20 billion Kč (EUR 727 million).
The new section has four stations — Boříslavka, Nádraží Veleslavín, Petřiny and Nemocnice Motol.