Over the weekend, the operation of Metro Line C between Hlavní nádraží and Vltavská stations will once again come to a halt, causing inconvenience for Prague commuters. The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has scheduled this closure to continue the reconstruction of the ceiling slab at Florenc station. This ongoing maintenance work aims to ensure the safety and efficiency of the metro system. However, passengers will need to make alternative travel arrangements during this period.
DPP has arranged for a replacement tram service to compensate for the disruption. Tram line XC will be operational, providing transport between Hlavní nádraží (with a stop in Opletalova Street), Masarykovo nádraží, Bílá labuť, Vltavská, Strossmayerovo náměstí, and Výstaviště. This temporary tram line aims to mitigate the inconvenience caused by the metro closure and offer passengers a viable alternative for their journeys.
In addition to tram line XC, DPP will introduce line 36 during this period. Line 36 will depart from Zvonařka, passing through I. P. Pavlova, Karlovo and Václavské náměstí, and continuing to Masarykovo nádraží. From there, the line will proceed to Vltavská, Výstaviště, and finally reach Nádraží Holešovice. Some of the connections from Nádraží Holešovice will operate as line 12 towards Barrandov, while others will continue their route through Kobylisy to Ďáblice. This diversification of transportation options aims to minimize inconvenience and provide passengers with flexibility in reaching their destinations.
However, the closure of Florenc station will make transfers between lines B and C more complicated. Passengers who rely on these connections should plan their journeys accordingly and consider the additional time required for transfers during this period.
This weekend closure at Florenc station is just one of the 26 planned by DPP as part of their comprehensive maintenance plan. The reconstruction of the ceiling slab is an essential measure to ensure the safety and reliability of the metro system. Although the closure may cause temporary inconvenience, it is a necessary step towards maintaining the infrastructure and providing a better commuting experience for passengers in the long run. DPP appreciates the understanding and cooperation of passengers during this period and is committed to completing the maintenance work efficiently and promptly.