Anděl entrance to close

The main entrance by the shopping malls will shut for mine months

The main entrance to the Anděl metro stop at Plzeňská Street will be closed for nine months starting on Sept. 25. Work will start Sept. 18, but the entrance will still be accessible for another week. The escalators that were built in 1985 will be replaced, and repairs will be made to the drainage system. The station should reopen in June 2018.

During the time the main entrance is closed, the station will still be accessible from the bus station at Na Knížecí, approximately 300 meters away. Several buses and trams go from Na Knížecí or nearby to the intersection of Plzeňská Street at Nádražní or Stroupežnického Streets.

The information center at Anděl will also be closed, but the ticket window at Na Knížecí will be open.

The repairs were announced earlier this year and were supposed to have started in August, but local people objected that they did not have enough notice, so the start date was postponed.

The metro system will make announcements about the closure on trains and in stations starting on Sept. 21. An information board with a sketch of the surrounding area and basic information will be available in Czech and English at the closed entrance to the metro. Bilingual information leaflets will also be available.

At the beginning of the closure, workers in vests will be on hand to explain the situation in Czech and English and to distribute leaflets from from 6:30 am to 9 pm.

Transfer from tram lines to metro line B is also possible at the Smíchovské nádraží and Karlovo náměstí stations, the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) said in an announcement.

The routes of several tram lines will also be affected. Line No. 7 in the direction from the center will be diverted from the Zborovská stop via Anděl (on Plzeňská Street) and Bertramka to the Kotlářka stop, where it will terminate.

Line No. 15 in the direction from the center will be diverted from the Arbesovo náměstí stop via Anděl (on Nádražní Street), Křížová and Laurová stops to the Radlická stop, where it will terminate.

The Anděl station was built between 1977 and 1985 in cooperation with Soviet architects and dedicated to the idea of Czechoslovak–Soviet friendship. Its original name was Moskevská, after Moscow. As a symbol of the alleged friendship, the Prazhskaya station, named after Prague, was opened in the Moscow Metro at the same time. A stone and metal mural saying “Moskva Praha” can still be found in Anděl's entrance. Moskevská was renamed in 1990 to Anděl. Other stations with communist links were also renamed at the same time.

After repairs at Anděl are finished, the station at Karlovo náměstí on the B line will also have its escalator fixed and other work done. The Palackého náměstí entrance will remain open.

Repairs will also take place at Náměstí Republiky on the B line. Escalators will be closed toward the square, and the station will be accessible from Masarykovo nádraží. Work should start in November and last until August next year.

The Dejvická station on line A will have its lighting replaced next year but the station will not be closed.

Work continues at Muzeum on the A line. The platform in the direction of Depo Hostivař is closed until December so drainage and lighting can be fixed. The opposite platform will close after that work is finished and be out of operation until September 2018.

Work at Palmovka on the B line has been taking place since June and is scheduled for five months, but the station is open. A barrier free entrance is being installed and escalators are being fixed.

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