Muzeum metro stop open in both directions

Work is stopped until January, when the A-line station will close in the opposite direction

Renovations to the Muzeum metro stop on the A line are taking a temporary break over the holidays.

The platform in the direction of Depo Hostivař is again in operation, so people will no longer have to bypass the station and backtrack to change to the C line at Muzeum.

Work will be interrupted until Jan. 3, 2018, when then the second phase of work will begin. The opposite platform will be closed toward the Nemocnice Motol station until May 20. Riders headed in that direction who want to transfer to the C line will have to go to Můstek and come back one stop.

Construction work at Muzeum includes repairs of water leaks, construction of a stainless drainage system, and replacement of stone pillars and tiles. There was also a new lighting system and a station control system installed, including a station radio and passenger monitoring system,

A third phase will follow at the end of August, which will include work in the station tunnel that will take place at night. The station will also be closed some weekends, and announcements will be made at the time.

A final fourth phase will follow in September to finish all the work on the station. The total cost of the renovation of the Muzeum station is estimated at Kč 120 million. Můstek A was completed in 1978.

The main entrance to the Anděl metro stop at Plzeňská Street remains closed until June 2018. The escalators that were built in 1985 will be replaced, and repairs will be made to the drainage system.

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.

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 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 one of the entrances. 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 was done. The Palackého náměstí entrance will remain open.

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

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