Florenc stop on metro C line to close again this weekend due to repairs

Nine more concrete beams will be removed from the ceiling of the metro vestibule as part of the ongoing renovation of the station.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 05.08.2022 11:56:00 (updated on 05.08.2022) Reading time: 3 minutes

Part of the metro C line will be out of operation this weekend on Aug. 6 and 7. Trains will not run in the section between the Hlavní nádraží and Vltavská stations due to renovation work at the Florenc station. Normal metro service on line C will resume again on Aug. 8 at the start of the morning.

Trains will run from Háje to I.P. Pavlova, and a shuttle train will run from I.P. Pavlova to Hlavní nádraží. In the opposite direction, trains will run from Letňany to Nádraží Holešovice, and a shuttle will go on to Vltavská. The shuttle in this case is only required in the direction of the city center. Trains starting at Vltavská and heading away from the center won’t require a change. A graphic explaining the closure and the shuttles can be seen here.

A substitute tram line XC will run from Hlavní nádraží to Vltavská via Masarykovo nádraží, Bílá labuť, Těšnov, Štvanice, Vltavská, Strossmayerovo náměstí, and Veletržní palác.

In addition, tram line 36 will run on the route Zvonařka – IP Pavlova – Karlovo náměstí – Václavské náměstí – Masarykovo nádraží – Bílá labuť – Vltavská – Výstaviště – Nádraží Holešovice – Kobylisy – Ládví – Sídliště Ďáblice.

The route of the 23 tram will also be altered. Line number 23 in the direction from Královka from the Bruselská stop is diverted via the Nuselské schody stop to the Náměstí Bratří Synků turnaround.

The metro B line, which also goes through Florenc, will run without any changes and will stop at Florenc as usual. It won’t be possible to change from the B line to the C line (or vice versa). The Florenc B station will be accessible only via the E1 entrance in Sokolovská Street.

To transfer from the B line to the C line in the direction of Háje, take line B to Můstek, change to line A and at Muzeum station change to line C. The transfer to the C line In the direction of Letňany, take line B to Náměstí Republiky, change to alternative tram transport XC ir line no. 36 and at the Vltavská stop change to line C, or take the line no. 36 to Holešovice, Kobylisy, Ládví or Ďáblice.

To transfer from the C line to the B line, in the direction from Háje take the C line to Muzeum, change to line A and at Můstek change to the B line. In the direction from Letňany, take line C to Vltavská, change to alternative tram XC or line no. 36 and at Masarykovo nádraží stop change to line B and the Náměstí Republiky station.

The reason for the closure of the Florenc stop on the C line is the replacement of prestressed beams in the ceiling of the metro vestibule. The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has already removed nine prestressed beams out of a total of 131 and replaced them with new ones. This weekend, nine more beams will be replaced. Each beam weighs up to 28 tons.

Access to the Florenc metro station will remain limited until October 2023 due to the renovations. People can only access the metro C section via the E1 entrance on Sokolovská Street.

The Prague Public Transit Company is also preparing to repair other metro stations, mostly on the A line. This included work at the Flora, Hradčanská, and Želivského stops. Work is currently underway at the Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad stop. The station will be closed for 10 months starting in February 2023.  

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