Prague continues with investing in city’s public transport infrastructure

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Through the ongoing public transport infrastructure expansion in cities, people are more empowered to switch to alternative forms of transport.

One of the most common public transport means in Prague are trams. Those reduce congestion in city center by providing people with a quick, reliable, high-quality alternative to personal vehicles. By using the public transport, citizens help tackle climate change, which is why it is very important to constantly improve trams in the city and to build more tram lines so that people are even better connected.

Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib introduced new tram tracks from Sídliště Barrandov to Holyně train stations which will operate throughout the city. The official introduction was followed by a ceremony which included tours on sightseeing, retro tram T3 Coupé, which is designed for private rides around the city of Prague.

The new tram lines are around one kilometer long, and they contain two stops. One of the tram stops is located at Holyně village, the area where a large housing project will be completed in the upcoming years.

This new project consists of building up to three thousand new apartments at Holyně over the next fifteen years, so this stop represents a very important step for the future residents.

Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. It consists of metro, trams and buses which are all used by two-thirds of Prague’s population and cover the majority of the city and outskirts. The city is always trying to make their public transport even better end even more reliable which is also one of the reasons for this project.

“We have achieved record successes in the development of tram lines. I believe that the newly opened line to Holyně will please residents of Sliven and Barrandov, as well as others. In the future, we also expect the tracks to continue in the direction of Muzeum and Wenceslas Square, where trams will soon return,” said mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib. (photo credit: Facebook / Pražská integrovaná doprava)