Prague extension to serve planned housing
Posted on 16th October 2023 at 09:57
On 13 October, after eight months of construction, the almost 500m long, one-stop extension from Holyně to Slivenec opened in the southwest of the Czech capital.
Right after leaving Holyně, the new alignment features a particularly steep 5.3% gradient. At the Slivenec terminus an expansive, three track turning loop has been built. Indeed the loop is so large that more than ten 30 m long LRVs can wait there. Lines 4 and 5 as well as the night line 94 now regularly terminate at Slivenec.
This project marks the completion of the second phase of the Barrandov line extension. Already in April 2022 the first stage was inaugurated, with the 1 km long, 2-stop extension from Sídliště Barrandov to a stub terminus at Holyně.
With the short continuation to Slivenec and the availability of the turning loop there, the operator DPP now no longer has to rely on its more limited fleet of double-ended type Tatra KT8D5.RN2P trams. These remain required on the recently extended lines 17 to Pankrác and line 19 to Libuš., where turning loops are not available, as further route additions are already planned.
One day after the opening of the newest tramway extension in the Czech capital, the Škoda 15T LRV 9377 sits waiting to depart on a line 5 service on 14 October 2023. (A. Thompson)
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