Metro (Subway)

The Prague metro carries around 400 million passengers a year. It is fast, efficient, clean, and easy to use. Its three lines consist of about 50 km of tracks (running mostly underground) and some 50 stations.


Line A (Green) - running east to west from Skalka to Dejvicka
Line B (Yellow) - running east to west from Cerny most to Zlicin
Line C (Red) - running north to south from Nadrazi Holesovice to Haje

Prague metro map
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Transfer stations
There are three transfer stations in the city center where two lines intersect:

Mustek (lower end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and B
Muzeum (upper end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and C
Florenc (main bus station) - lines B and C

These are transfer points from one line to another. Each transfer route is clearly marked and takes some 3-5 minutes.

Trains run from 5 a.m. till midnight in 2-3 min. intervals during peak hours and in 4-10 min. intervals in the off hours. The time elapsed from the moment when the previous train left the station can be seen on the clock at the head of the tracks. All stations are equipped with escalators, some allow access for the disabled.


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Age of metro
The Prague metro is only about 30 years old and is mostly Russian-built. By 2008, all cars are to be replaced by new ones built by Siemens. An extension by new stations and two new lines (D and E) is planned for the future.

Source: DP-Praha

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