Prague’s City Council received official projects to have trams running through Wenceslas Square developed by experts from the Prague Institute of Planning and Development.
Initially, four project options were proposed for re-establishing the tramlines through the capital’s central square, but specialists are deciding between only two of them. Which one will be implemented is yet unknown.
Under the first project trams, and perhaps the preferred one, will pass starting at Vinohradska St, then on the highway in the direction of Wilsonova St. and the Vrchlický gardens located near the main train station in Prague. This option would be coordinated with the adjustment of the Magistral to include a tram stop for the State Opera, which is partway on the route.
The second project would also lead to the main train station but will pass through the St. Wenceslas Monument, but would see the tramway turn down Opletalova street, passing in front of the train station and connecting with additional lines at its tram stop.
Which route the city authorities will choose and when work on the tram routes will begin is still unknown.
“This is a very important project. For the final decision, we need a few weeks”, -said Prague deputy mayor of public transport Peter Dolinek.
It will cost between Kč 150 million and 200 million. Work should start some time in 2018 and last for between three and five months.