The funicular will shut down for repairs from October 9 to October 25.

Preventive works on the funicular are held twice a year, and obligatory in spring and autumn.

The two-car, 510-m-track funicular, which scales an elevation of 130 m, began operation in 1891. It closed during the First World War but resumed service in 1932 when it was converted to an electrical operation system. Following a 1965 landslide, the funicular track again saw massive and lengthy renovations. In 1985 it became part of the city’s integrated transit system.

Last week, Prague councilors approved the plan to install a WI-FI network in the funicular within four months.

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