From Friday, November 17th to Sunday, November 19th, 2023, Prague’s Metro Line C will be halted between the I. P. Pavlova and Vltavská stations. The Prague Transport Company (DPP) will utilize the prolonged weekend to perform track maintenance, affecting the travel plans of many residents and visitors.
For the convenience of the passengers, a replacement bus service, XC, will be available. This bus service will operate between I. P. Pavlova and Nádraží Holešovice stations. Despite the inconvenience, this is an essential step to ensure the longevity and efficiency of the metro line.
In addition to the bus service, tram line 36 will offer an alternative route. It will operate from the Zvonařka stop, passing through I. P. Pavlova, Karlovo, and Wenceslas Square over to Masaryk Railway Station, and from Bílá labuť stop to Vltavská, then through Strossmayer Square to Špejchar.
As a result of these changes, tram line number 23, in the direction from Královka, will divert from Bruselská stop to Náměstí Bratří Synků stop. This rerouting is temporary and will return to the regular route once the metro maintenance is complete.
Particularly on Friday, November 17th, an increased number of people are expected in Prague’s city center due to the national holiday celebrations. Many will gather to commemorate the events of 1939 and 1989. With the Museum station on Line C being closed, those planning to attend the traditional “Concert for the Future” at Wenceslas Square in the afternoon and evening are advised to plan their travels accordingly.
This is not the first time the Prague Transport Company has scheduled a metro outage during a holiday. A similar outage was also planned on the same date in the previous year. This strategic planning helps minimize disruption by conducting maintenance work when fewer people are likely to use the service for commuting to work or school.