By train to the airport? Until six years, Prague promises

In future, tourists and Prague inhabitants could get from the centre to Ruzyne airport in 22 minutes. This will be possible thanks to the new modern railway called AirCon, which will continue from the airport to Kladno. First passengers will be able to use it use it in 2013. Deputy Transport Secretary, City Hall, Prague 6 and Central Bohemian territory agreed on a term of construction.

Transport between Kladno and Prague airport is the main priority of Department of Transport in the following years,” said the Minister of Transport Ales Rebicek who initiated the meeting. Nevertheless, it is not clear, which way railway tracks will go, on which Prague station it will start, even how much it will cost. But some time ago it was spoken about the costs in amount of 20 billion CZK.

The planned up-to-date trains are going to reach the speed of 80 km/h. Railcars will have modified space for more luggages. In advance we take account of about nine stations, for example Bubny, Vystaviste, Dejvice, Veleslavin, Liboc or Dlouha Mile.

A study, which will be done until a half of December by Faculty of Transport CVUT will show the exact train path. According to the speaker of department Karel Hanzelka, all stations except for the Main Station come into question. The likeliest candidates are Masaryk’s, Smichov or Holesovice stations.

About how the AirCon will be financed has not been decided yet. Ministry considers the possibility to use the private capital within the frame of so-called PPP project, that means partnership of private and public sector.

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