Line A (Prague Metro)

The metro line A is the green drawn line of the Prague metro.


The line A results from the Prague district Dejvice ( Dejvická ) in the north- west of the city continuously towards southeast to Depo Hostivař. The route passes through the districts of Hradcany ( Hradčanská ) and the Lesser Town ( Mala Strana ) with the stations named after them Hradčanská and MALOSTRANSKA before below the Mánesův most of the Vltava River is tunneled; after that is achieved with the breakpoint Staroměstská the old town. Then the Wenceslas Square runs beneath it with the two transition stations Mustek and Muzeum. Furthermore, the district of Vinohrady and Zizkov with the stations Namesti Miru, Jiřího z Poděbrad, flora and Želivského are connected. The trail ends after the last two, in Strašnice district lying breakpoints Strašnická and Skalka, directly in the station Depo Hostivař, located in the same depot.



Current status

The extension will run from Dejvická from first to the west over the to be built stops in Borislavka and nádrazi Veleslavín and are then passed to the south of the new stops from Petřiny and Nemocnice Motol ( University Hospital ). The park of the castle star ( Letohrádek Hvězda ) is thereby passed to the south in an arc before the line will head to the west and northwest, where the stations follow Bila Hora ( White Mountain ) and Dlouha Mila before the line in Letište Ruzyně Metro Station Prague airport ends.

The line will be built in February 2010, among others by Hochtief. The completion of the first section to the Hospital Motol (Station Name: Nemocnice Motol ) shifts by a few months: The new date is called the turn of 2014/15.

Planning history

In the 1990s, some city planners had repeatedly proposed an extension of the line towards the north-west to Prague -Ruzyně. Often dismissed one of these plans but very quickly, as these were considered unnecessary and too expensive. Nevertheless, it came in 2004 to a turnaround of this state. The movements in the fifth and sixth Prague district that are currently completely untapped by the Metro, rose steadily. Also required the high growth rates of the airport Prague -Ruzyně (annually up to 30 percent more passengers ) better and faster access to the city center. Also, the regional traffic after 25 km north- west in the city of Kladno district seems to be overwhelmed.

In the pursuit of the connection between the terminus of the line A in the northwest, Dejvická, and the ever growing and expanding border Prague airport were two fundamentally opposed to each other standing models to choose from. In addition to various plant models was primarily the question of whether you should opt for an above ground leading high-speed railway between Dejvice and Ruzyně or for the extension of the existing metro line A. Due to the existing tracks of the railway line Praha- Chomutov, which runs through the industrial city of Kladno, a fast rail link would have been easier and cheaper built much faster. The Czech Ministry of Transport originally wanted to speed up the route expansion by this route should be classified as a priority project. However, would initially have had priority only the railway line between Ruzyně and Kladno.

The citizens of the fifth municipality saw but that's not been a faster transport connection and stood mostly on the side of the Metro supporters, who sought an extension of Route A. So that largely cut off from the city center area would be developed. In addition, proponents of a Metro extension saw a noise of the most densely populated district of Prague by the high-speed rail, even if, as proposed, would result by a supernatural tube. The connection by subway would be a chance to improve the urban connection of the Fifth District and the development of sparsely populated areas in the sixth district. In addition, should the Prague University Hospital Motol, which is the largest in Central Europe and is frequented daily by thousands of people, better connections. This would be a considerable relief for the patients, visitors and employees, as they previously had to change trains at least once from the tram into a bus to go to the hospital.

Opponents of Metro extension in favor of a cheaper, faster and more ecologically defensible connection via high-speed railway. The high-speed rail link would take a fraction of the subway costs and a shorter time to complete modernization. These rapid transit advocates were mainly the Czech Ministry of Transport, but also regional environmental organizations.

On 19 January 2005, the Czech government under Stanislav Gross wanted to decide whether to give its consent to the state Department of Transportation preferred for reasons of cost -speed railway model or not. Thus, a special meeting was convened yet on 17 January 2005, which should bring the unanimous rejection of the individual district representatives expressed. The meeting participants were of great part of the population and the set up specially for the Metrobau citizens' initiative " Chceme metro, ne rychlodráhu " ( "We want the Metro, not the high-speed rail " ) was reinforced. At its head stood Tomáš Chalupa, mayor of the sixth borough.

Due to this strong rejection of the high-speed railway, the extension of the metro line A was adopted in April 2005. The aim is not, as provided for in the original plans, lead the line on the shortest route to the airport, but a longer route created that has the primary obligation to strengthen the further development of the north-western part of Prague and to provide a larger catchment area.

On 18 September 2008 the necessary amendment of the development plan followed.


  • Line A to the part of the operator, online at:
  • Koncepce dopravní Infrastruktury ( transport concept of the Magistrate Prague), online at: (PDF, 7.2 MB)
  • Prodloužení trasy "A" metra ze stanice Dejvická extension plans of the Municipality of Prague, on -line: magistrat.praha -
  • Visualization of the route Dejvická - Ruzyně Airport
  • Prodloužení rate A ( extension of Line A), on the website of the Prague transport company (2011)