Burst pipeline closes tram traffic between I.P. Pavlova and Karlovo náměstí until Saturday

The damage from a burst pipe is worse than expected and won't be repaired until Saturday morning

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston Published on 05.08.2020 12:01:38 (updated on 05.08.2020) Reading time: 2 minutes

Tram traffic in both directions will be stopped between I.P. Pavlova and Karlovo náměstí until at the morning of Saturday, August 8, due to a burst water pipe on Ječná Street in Prague 2. Tram lines 4, 6, 10, 16, 22 and 24 will run on detours.

The pipe burst on August 4, and the damage was much more extensive than originally expected. “A water pipeline with a diameter of 400 millimeters located near the tram line has burst. The water supply to the population is not limited. The repair of pipes, roads and tracks will take several days. Everything will be repaired together.” Prague Waterworks and Sewerage (PVK) spokesman Tomáš Mrázek said.

The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) says it is not possible to introduce alternative bus transport as buses also can’t use the damaged section of Ječná Street. Alternate buses will only run at night, with the introduction of the X91 bus from Lazarská to IP Pavlova.

The metro stations at I. P. Pavlova and Karlovo náměstí remain open, as well as the nearby Náměstí Míru and Muzeum stops, and can be used as an alternative. The only way to reach the Štěpánská tram stop on Ječná Street is by walking.

Sign at IP Pavlova / via Raymond Johnston

Due to the closure, DPP will expand the operation of bus line 148, which runs between the I. P. Pavlova and Karlovo náměstí stops. The line will run from 5 am until midnight during the closure. At night, buses will also provide a follow-up to the affected night lines by trams 91, 96, 97 and 99.

DPP has a list of the tram route changes on its website. From 7 am to 8 pm, DPP employees will inform passengers about the situation at the Karlovo náměstí, I. P. Pavlova and Náměstí Míru stations.

Tram route changes:

4 Sídliště Řepy… – Anděl – Zborovská – Jiráskovo náměstí – Myslíkova – Karlovo náměstí – Moráň – Palackého náměstí – Zborovská – Anděl – … Sídliště Řepy (replacement of lines 10 and 16)

6 Kubánské náměstí… – Otakarova – Divadlo Na Fidlovačce – Albertov – Karlovo náměstí – … Palmovka

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10 Sídliště Ďáblice … – Flora – Jiřího z Poděbrad – Muzeum – I.P.Pavlova – Náměstí Míru – Vršovické náměstí – Kubánské náměstí (replacement of lines 4 and 22)

11 Spojovací … – Flora – Orionka – Náměstí Míru – I. P. Pavlova (on Bělehradská street) – Bruselská – …Spořilov (replacement of lines 10 a 16 at Korunní tř.)

16 Lehovec… – Flora – Jiřího z Poděbrad – Muzeum – I.P.Pavlova – Náměstí Míru – Vršovické náměstí – Kubánské náměstí (replacement of lines 4 and 22)

22 Nádraží Hostivař… – Koh-i-noor – Otakarova – Divadlo Na Fidlovačce – Albertov – Karlovo náměstí –…Vypich / Bílá Hora

91, 97 and 99 … Náměstí Míru – I. P. Pavlova (on Bělehradská street) – Otakarova – Divadlo Na Fidlovačce – Albertov – Karlovo náměstí …

96 … Otakarova – Divadlo Na Fidlovačce – Albertov – Karlovo náměstí …
Source: DPP

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