Prague Underground 'Metro' Celebrates 30th Birthday

Hradcanska, 1978. Photo DP archive The first Metro train took in passengers exactly 30 years ago, from Dejvicka station to the centre. At that time, it was the deepest road that went under Vltava River. The tunnel among Staromestska and Malostranstranska stations is 87,2 metres deep, at the line there is also the deepest located station of Prague Metro – Namesti Miru, 52 metres. Even when we have all the new stations nowadays, this ‘Green line A’ is still in function and nowadays Prague wouldn’t do without it.

During the construction was used Soviet technique. It was one of the real Czechoslovak-Soviet constructions of friendship, because teams of both countries worked together.

When tunnels were blazed, constructors found many archaeological surprises. The station Mustek, located on Wenceslas Square, means ‘bridge’ in English, and indeed, hidden underground there was hundreds years old stone bridge, bringing the proof there was an important medieval route.

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  1. Dan said, Aug 12, 06:30 PM #

    In Czech, there is something coming up on the 5th of October. What is it>