Tram delayed due to gas pipe repairs
Work on a gas pipe near the National Theatre will last to Oct. 10
Repairs to a gas pipe near the National Theatre (Národní divadlo) on Národní třída are causing traffic problems and tram delays in the city center. The repair work will continue until Oct. 10 when the street excavations will be completed. The central gas pipeline has not had any preventive maintenance work for 50 years. The city is reducing the number of trams passing the construction site during the day.
The route of tram line 2 will be shortened to avoid the Národní divadlo stop. Tram number 17 will be rerouted since the track between the Národní divadlo stop and Jiráskovo náměstí will be closed. It will travel via the Národní třída and Myslíkova stops. The interval between trams will be extended to eight minutes. There is no replacement bus for the section that is bypassed, as traffic is restricted in that area as well.
Pražské plynárenské, the company that maintains gas pipes, is trying to finish the work ahead of schedule so traffic can get back to normal.
Traffic was further complicated on Monday, Oct 3, due to an accident at Karlovo náměstí, which also blocked tram traffic.
The city has recently made keeping track of transportation changes in real time easier with the introduction of a smartphone app for both iOS and Android platforms in three languages: Czech, English and German. The free app is called DPP Info is available from the Google Play Store (for the Android version) or the App Store (for the iOS version). The app shows projected arrival times of trams and also helps plan alternative routes in case of changes, in addition to other functions.
Last September, the city celebrated 140 years of tram service, which began with a horse-drawn line between Karlín and the National Theater. In 1891 the first electric tram line was opened in Letná.
Libeňský most will be closed for tests by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: wikipedia)
Car and tram traffic will be disrupted in Libeň and Holešovice
Metro D construction to start by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Work on the long delayed fourth line should begin this year
City looks at Airbnb problems by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The mayor wants to regulate short-term rentals, but an economist differs
Prague may restrict diesel cars by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The Czech capital is looking to other cities for pollution solutions
Tips for Trips: Leipzig by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague.TV)
At only just over 250km away from Prague, this Eastern German city provides the perfect getaway for Prague locals
Metro C to be interrupted over Easter weekend by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The four-day weekend will be used for track work on much of the red line
Signs call Prague taxis a 'museum of communism' by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Praha.eu)
A new campaign is aimed at warning tourists about overcharging
Prague Airport to see big investment by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Václav Havel Airport Prague will increase its capacity over the next decade
Pendolino trains getting new interiors by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The fast trains will have USB ports, more sockets and comfortable seats
Politicians call for high-speed rail by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Legislation to allow for fast international trains needed
New shop open from Monday, March 27 - Dive with us into...
Become a Good Angel!
27 taps with excellent craft beers and ciders in the center...
English and RUssian language driving school in Prague
Authentic local food tours Prague
Maldives - The Sunny Side of Life!
Have fun. Help. Volunteer overseas - Let us organize your...
Prague Sapa tours