Transport to Prague Airport could change dramatically in next decade
Do you need to get from Prague Airport to the centre of the city? Currently you can either wait for a bus or take a taxi and hope you wouldn't fall victim to Prague's notorious taxi drivers. Now it seems that in the future, travelling from the airport may be quite a different story.
Prague councillor Petra Kolinska from the Green Party, on the other hand, would prefer to modernise the existing train connection. This would ease transport of people from Ruzyne Airport and at the same time serve commuters from the region of Kladno. It would also reduce the number of cars coming to Prague every day from this direction.
"We are sure that the connection between centre of Prague and the airport and the connection between Prague and Kladno must be provided by train. And we have three main reasons. First, the train is faster and more comfortable. The train has first class, a toilet and enough space for luggage. Second, the railway project is cheaper. And third, railway would be ready in four or five years. On the other hand, the underground project could be done not sooner than in ten or fifteen years."
Whatever the final decision of Prague Town Hall will be, thousands of passengers travelling from the airport and commuting from Kladno and nearby villages on a daily basis will have to put up with crowded buses and traffic jams for a few more years. If the current proposals become reality, the train connection to the airport should be completed in 2013 and the metro extension in 2016 at the earliest.