Something similar should not happen again in the case of the new D metro line currently under construction. More than six thousand new apartments, as well as offices, shops, restaurants and other services are to be built in the vicinity of the stations. Private development will also be involved in the construction of new parts of the city.
The construction of metro D started in April this year. The section from Pankrác to Olbrachtova was the first to start construction, from where the metro will continue to Nádraží Krč, Nemocnice Krč, Nové Dvory, Libuš, Písnice and Depo Písnice stations, where trains could start running in 2029. The city also plans to continue line D from Pankráce on náměstí Míru and a possible extension to náměstí Republiky is also being considered.
The new stations in Krč, Libuš and Písnica will be built in places where there are currently vacant plots of land that have the potential to create new, functioning parts of the city. And the leadership of Prague wants to use it.
Localities near Nádraží Krč and Krč Hospital will therefore get a new face, while whole new districts will be created in Nové Dvory and Libuš. "The metro is a strong city-building element and I look forward to the new neighborhoods that will grow around its stations. Without it, such a huge investment would not even make sense," says Deputy Mayor for Territorial Development Petr Hlaváček.
"Metro D is currently the most important infrastructure building in Prague. Thanks to it, the southern part of the city will be better connected with its center. At this time, Prague is facing, among other things, a housing crisis, and it is the projects around the future metro stations that have the potential to alleviate this problem," adds Ondřej Boháč, director of the Institute of Planning and Development.
Originally, in the case of the Nádraží Krč station, it was expected that the exit from the metro would be located outside the train station and essentially on an empty lot. However, the current plan already makes more sense from the point of view of creating a city. The roof of the station itself will also be a footbridge and around it should be built in such a way that the metro's potential is used as much as possible.
The current building of the Krč train station will go to the ground and an administrative complex will stand in its place. The future metro station will be shared with the train station, making it easier to transfer from the train to the metro. A total of three administrative buildings and a hotel will be built around the station. The main private investor is Reflecta Development, which will build on the site in cooperation with private landowners.
Area: 6 hectares
Floor area to be built: 62,500 square meters
What will be there: three administrative buildings, a hotel, shops, restaurants, a cafe, offices
Investor: Reflecta Development
Construction Start: 2025
Scheduled Completion: 2030
A whole new city district will be created on the site near Thomayer Hospital. The subway vestibule will be under a large multi-purpose building, from where it will be possible to get directly to the hospital grounds or to the planned new polyclinic via an underpass.
"A modern urban transport hub will be created, which will offer a comfortable and safe transfer between the metro and buses, and at the same time create a safe connection with the Thomayer hospital," says developer Jakub Sklenka.