The Railway Administration obtained a building permit for the reconstruction of the Smíchov railway station

The Railway Administration obtained a building permit for the reconstruction of the Smíchov railway station

The Railway Administration obtained a construction permit for the reconstruction of the Smichov railway

The Railway Administration is preparing the reconstruction of the railway station in Prague's Smíchov (on visualization).

Prague – The railway station in Prague's Smíchov is awaiting a major transformation. The Railway Administration has now obtained a valid building permit for the reconstruction of the station, and in the coming days it should select the contractor for the first part of the construction. According to the administration, the reconstruction will be divided into stages. The Railway Administration informed about it today. The estimated cost of the entire building is 4.1 billion crowns. In the future, the station should become part of the transport terminal planned by the capital.

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The reconstruction will include the demolition of part of the track and the dismantling of the footbridge that allows access to Radlická Street. In the fall, the plan is to remove the steel footbridge. Until the opening of the new link, public transport will be strengthened. “From the point of view of travel, the demolition of part of the track in the station will be reflected in the extension of the train journey in the direction of Žvahov. There will be no further restrictions for passengers during this stage of the work,” the administration said.

The Railway Administration obtained a building permit for the reconstruction of the Smíchov railway station

According to the administration, the builders will also dismantle the traction line, reposition the cables of the power supply line from the substation and adjust the public lighting. A temporary platform will then be created at the site of the interrupted station track number six. The traffic office in the place under the existing pedestrian bridge will also be removed.

The administration is preparing the main volume of the reconstruction for the next stage. The organization wants to announce a tender for it next month.

Smíchovské nádraží should in the future be part of the new transport terminal, which should be put into operation in 2026. In addition to the railway station, it will also include metro and tram stations, stations city, suburban and long-distance buses, trolleybuses and electric bus lines. A large-capacity P+R parking lot will also be created.

Smíchovské nádraží was opened as the second major station in Prague in 1862. The current station building was built in the 1950s, as the original building was damaged the second world war did not preserve. Smíchovské nádraží belongs to the busiest railway hubs in Prague, together with the main station – which was connected ten years after its establishment – and Masaryk station.