After more than two years, the renovation of the main railway station in Pilsen has finished. The companies OHL ŽS and Metrostav cooperated on the construction. The station has been undergoing a long-term reconstruction, divided into several stages. In the middle of May, the third stage of modernization was completed, thanks to which the passenger comfort as well as the traffic around the station have improved significantly.
The complete reconstruction of the entire station has officially been accomplished. After the modification of platforms, railway superstructure and substructure, the information system and other parts, the last stage involved the construction of two new passenger subways, including escalators and lifts for wheelchair access to the platforms. In addition, one of the subways connects the railway station with the newly built bus terminal nearby.
Two bridges over Mikulášská Street have also been completely reconstructed; these were opened last August. Their reconstruction has brought improvements not only to the railway transport, but also to the road traffic below them. It also included widening of the road and the creation of separate tram and cyclist lanes.
The city of Pilsen committed itself to the construction of a transfer terminal, the renovation of the tram line and the area in front of the station. “With all these steps, we meant to increase significantly the passenger comfort. The station area is becoming a key modern transport junction of our city. I believe that this will attract even more passengers thanks to the individual modes of transport,” said the mayor of the city, Martin Baxa.
The total cost of the construction has exceeded CZK 1.3 billion.
Next, the reconstruction of the station building itself is planned to start next year.