The boom in suburban stops is continuing
Prague, 16th December 2014 – On Monday 15th December, trains will begin stopping at the new Chýně jih train stop, the opening of which is part of a project involving the construction of a number of suburban stops. The Rudná zastávka, Chýně, Jinočany, Hostivice-Sadová and Hostivice-U hřbitova train stops have all been in operation since 1st September. The Railway Infrastructure Administration and the Central Bohemian Region have jointly invested tens of millions of crowns in this project.
The new Chýně jih stop is located between Rudná u Prahy Station and the recently opened Chýně stop. The stop will especially be appreciated by local inhabitants, because it will significantly reduce the distance necessary for them to access the railway. The S65 route will take them all the way to the centre of Prague comfortably and quickly with just one change at Hostivice. The modern, lit platforms have been built with anti-noise protection and a high boarding edge situated 550 mm above the top of the rails. Passengers can thus board the trains directly at the level of the carriage floors. The new stop’s roofing has been built in an “anti-vandal” concrete finish. Apart from benches, it is equipped with a waste bin, lighting and a display case with information for passengers. A ticket-franking machine (ROPID) has also been installed on the platform.
“Passengers can now travel to Smíchov Station (with a change at Rudná) in 28 minutes, to Na Knížecí in 40 minutes without any change and to Masaryk Station (with a change at Hostivice) in 40 minutes. I am sure that this reduction in journey times will bring new customers to the railway. Moreover, new customers who decide to replace their car with the train will no longer have to worry about where to park in the centre of the city or getting stuck in endless traffic jams,” said Mr. Lubor Hrubeš, Director of the Civil Engineering Administration West on behalf of the RIA.