Preparations of the construction of a new transport terminal at Smíchov railway station in Prague 5 reach an important milestone. The final zoning decision has been issued for the project. The construction will include a roof over the rail tracks with a rooftop bus station, which could be completed as early as 2028.
“A state-of-the-art transport terminal for the 21st century will be built in Smíchov. We have been granted the final zoning decision. If everything goes smoothly, the project can be completed by 2028. We are entering a new phase with works on the existing station and its surroundings starting this year. The station will not disappear, but its historic hall will be preserved, modernized and integrated into the new terminal. The terminal will serve as the main district transport hub for metropolitan, suburban, and intercity transport,” says Zdeněk Hřib, First Deputy Mayor of Prague who oversees the city’s transport agenda.
There are now two large public transport transfer terminals in the Smíchov area – Smíchov Railway Station and Na Knížecí bus station. The City of Prague decided to build one large Terminal Smíchov to replace the bus station.
The existing Smíchov Railway Station is already one of the busiest transfer hubs of the Prague Integrated Transport, but its importance is expected to increase even further. The new Terminal Smíchov will include a railway station for suburban and long-distance rail transport, an underground station, and a junction of tram, metropolitan and suburban bus, trolleybus and electric bus lines. There will also be facilities for long-distance bus transport and a high-capacity P+R parking.