Subterra to build new tram line in Prague, construction to start in summer
2,3 kilometres long line should be completed in 19 months.
Half a year after having announced the tender, the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has a construction company that will build the new tram line between Divoka Sarka and Dedinska. The winner of the tender is Subterra with a price of CZK 840 million (EUR 34,34 million), the expected price was CZK 1.1 billion (EUR 45 million). The contract is to be signed in the next few days.
DPP plans to start the construction during the summer holidays; it should be finished in sixteen months. This is a line that the city has been planning since the second half of the 1970s, making it the longest planned tram line in Prague. However, before the construction can start, the DPP and the winning company have to complete the documentation for the construction, work out its schedule and coordination with the construction of other investors, secure lease agreements, land leases and easements.
Thanks to the construction of the line, part of Vlastina street will get a new urban form. There will be a tree line in the middle of the street, a grassed tram line from the center to both edges, car lanes and parking lanes. Due to this layout, Vlastina street will be slightly widened to the south in accordance with the zoning plan. There will be five pairs of stops on the line.