The Prague Transport Company has launched a website entirely dedicated to the upcoming Metro D.
Visitors will be able to find detailed information about the new line, and the latest news on the construction.
The Metro D line has faced numerous delays. Construction was originally supposed to start in 2010. There was a petition in 2016 to change the approved designs for the stations between Pankrác to Písnice because the designs are already outdated, and do not reflect current trends in mass transit.
Metro D is a planned subway line that will connect the city center to neighborhoods in the southern part of the city that now has poor public transportation options. The trains will be driverless.
Prague will thus catch up with the most advanced metropolises of the world, where it’s quite common that a metro operates without a driver. This fun’s not for free, though.
At this point, the costs are expected to be around 72 billion CZK and they’ll keep increasing. According to current plans, the first passengers could board the D Line at the end of 2027.
The first section to be built will be between stations Náměstí Míru and Depo Písnice. The proposed length is 10.6 kilometres and a total of 10 stations is being planned. (Náměstí Míru, Náměstí bratří Synků, Pankrác, Olbrachtova, Nádraží Krč, Nemocnice Krč, Nové Dvory, Libuš, Písnice a Depo Písnice).
Prague Metro network
The Prague Metro was founded in 1974, and now comprises three lines (A, B and C), serving 61 stations (predominantly with island platforms), and consists of a transit network 65.2 kilometres long. Prague Metro system served 589.2 million passengers in 2012 (about 1.6 million daily), making it the fifth busiest metro system in Europe.