Trams, planes to face restrictions on anniversary

The 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia will see a temporary airspace closure

The big 100th anniversary weekend of Oct. 27–28 will see lots of traffic restrictions including a temporary shutdown of traffic at Václav Havel Airport Prague during the Oct. 28 military parade.

The parade will take place Oct. 28 at 2 pm to 3 pm on Evropská třída, with thousands of participants and hundreds of military and emergency vehicles, plus a flyover of Gripens and Aero L-159 ALCA fighter jets.

Václav Havel Airport Prague will be closed for all take-offs and landings from 1:30 pm to 3 pm due to airspace being closed for the flyover. However, ground clearance of passengers and other airport operations will take place without restriction.

The interruption of take-offs and landings will affect approximately 24 flights. The airport management has informed all airlines of restrictions on operation and asked them to reschedule the flights to other times. “We advise passengers [traveling during] the anniversary celebration to check the website of their carrier or Prague Airport, where they can find up-to-date information on their time of departure or arrival,” Prague Airport said in a press release.

The airport also asks passengers to plan their journey to the airport well in advance on the day of the celebration of Czechoslovakia’s anniversary, due to the possible complications associated with transportation to the airport.

The operation of all drones is also banned during the time of the parade due the closure of airspace.

Trams and buses will be affected during the entire weekend.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from approximately from 8 pm until approximately midnight and on Sunday, Oct. 28, from approximately 9 am until 6 pm, the operation of tram stops and bus traffic is restricted on Evropská, Svatovítská and Jugoslávských partyzánů.

Tram lines 8 and 18 from the center to Hradčanská are diverted to Prašný most and Brusnice to Pohořelec, where they end.

Lines 20 and 26 from the center of Hradčanská are diverted through Prašný most, Vozovnu Střešovice and Hládkov to Malovanka, where they end.

On the route Divoká Šárka – Nádraží Veleslavín – Bořislavka – Vozovna Střešovice – Prašný most – Hradčanská there is a substitute bus transport X20.

Bus line 108 from Oct. 27 at 5 pm to Oct. 28 at 6 pm is shortened to the section Sídliště Na Dědině – Poliklinika Petřiny.

Lines 143, 179 and 180 are diverted from the Prašný Most stop to Hradčanská , where they are terminated.

The bus stop at Dejvicka moves to Jugoslávských partyzánů. This affects buses 107, 116, 147, 160, 340, 350 a 355.

In both directions, a stop is set up at Lotyšská, and at the 902 bus will stop at Jugoslávských partyzánů.

The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) recommends people use the metro line for transport to the parade. On Sunday during the time of the military parade, Metro A operation is enhanced to a 3.5-minute interval. If necessary, line B and C will also be reinforced.

Due to the fact that the Dejvická metro station is at immediate surroundings of the military parade, some exits from the station are closed. It is advisable to use Bořislavka metro stop, which is within walking distance of the parade.

There will also be limitations on parking and driving in the area of the parade during the weekend.

At the same time, trams in the city center across Wenceslas Square are also limited due to track work on the Lazarská – Jindřišská track section. People going to celebrations in that area, including the video mapping on the National Museum on Oct. 27 at 8 pm, are urged to use the metro.

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