Karlovo náměstí metro entrance closing

The station on the B line is the next one to get a new escalator

Another metro stop on the Metro B line will have restricted access due to planned maintenance. Entry and exit from Karlovo náměstí will be closed starting Oct. 9, 2018, to approximately August 2019. Entry and exit from the Karlovo náměstí metro station will be possible only from the vestibule at Palackého náměstí.

The closure is so the escalators can be changed to newer models and so work can be done on new lighting, power distribution, switchboards and low-current equipment.

Similar work has already taken place at the Palmovka, Anděl and Náměstí Republiky.

A Palackého náměstí bus stop is being established for line no. 148 in Na Moráni Street, before its intersection with Dittrichova Street. The bus route goes to IP Pavlova via Apolinářská.

In the first days of the closure from about 7 am to 7 pm passengers near the Karlovo náměstí metro stop can get information from transit clerks in reflective vests who will give directions in Czech and English.

Also at the start of the closure information will be announced by the station’s public address system.

Passengers can also learn about the closure of the entrance through information boards in the vicinity.

Karlovo náměstí is one of the original stops on the Metro B line, which opened in 1985, with stops from Florence to Smíchovské nádraží. The B line was the third of the three existing lines to start operation.

The escalators that are being replaced are from the original construction and have exceeded their planned lifespans. The new escalators are supposed to be safer, more efficient and more reliable.

The Prague Metro opened in 1974. It now has three lines and 61 stations covering a network of over 65 kilometers.

A fourth line, Metro D, is planned and construction should begin in 2019 and last until 2023. The line should start at the metro C stop at Pankrác and extend to Písnice in the southern part of the city. It should later be extended to Náměstí Míru to join with the A line, though some parts of the later route are still being discussed. The line will use driverless trains.

For more information visit www.dpp.cz/en.

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