Prague's Metro C suspends city center operation through July 11

Service on Prague's Metro C between Muzeum and Pražského povstání has been halted for track repairs, with a temporary bus line in its place.

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 03.07.2021 13:12:00 (updated on 03.07.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Service on Prague's Metro C line between Muzeum and Pražského povstání has been suspended from July 3 through July 11 due to track repairs. The closure affects four metro stations in the city center - Muzeum, I. P. Pavlova, Vyšehrad, and Pražského povstání - as well as through traffic on the C line.

A replacement bus line will carry passengers between Hlavní nádraží and Pražského povstání through next weekend, with stops at each station along the way.

The disruptive repairs have been scheduled over the extended holiday weekend, as many Prague residents typically take a vacation over these dates. July 5 (Saints Cyril and Methodius Day) and 6 (Jan Hus Day) are national holidays in the Czech Republic.

Travel on Prague's Metro C through next weekend will terminate at the Muzeum and Pražského povstání stops, with the XC bus line taking passengers between stations.

Prague's Metro C disruption from July 3-11. Image: DPP
Prague's Metro C disruption from July 3-11. Image: DPP

The XC line can be be boarded from Hlavní nádraží on Wilsonova street at the 905 bus stop in the direction of Jižní Město. It will carry passengers to the 905 stop at Muzeum and I. P. Pavlova, and to 5. května street at U Gymnázia in Vyšehrad before terminating at Pražského povstání.

In the other direction, the XC bus can be boarded from Pražského povstání at the 904 bus stop on Děkanská vinice I street in the direction of Sídliště Stodůlky. It will stop at Vyšehrad at the intersection of 5. května and Lounských streets, at I. P. Pavlova at the 905 bus stop on Legerova, and at Muzeum at the tram stop before Legerova turns into Vinohradská before terminating at Hlavní nádraží.

As the Pražského povstání metro station does not have a barrier-free exit, passengers in need of barrier-free access are instead advised to take tram 19 from Pankrác or bus 135 from Roztyly or Chodov.

Service on bus lines 135 and 193, which offer alternatives to travel on portions of the Metro C line, will be increased through July 11.

Trams 18 and 19 can also be used as an alternative with service between Pražského povstání and stops on the Metro A and B lines, respectively.

Operation on Prague's Metro C line will resume as normal from Monday morning, July 12.

For more information about ongoing and future disruptions to Prague public transportation service, consult the official website of Prague transit authority DPP.

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