CZECH REPUBLIC: The remodelling and expansion of Praha’s Masarykovo terminus has received planning approval, infrastructure manager Správa železnic has confirmed.

Tenders are due to be called in the spring, and construction work is scheduled to start later this year.


The existing seven platforms will be rebuilt, six will become fully accessible, and two platforms will be added. The additional platforms will be mainly be used by future airport rail link trains.


Track, lineside structures and overhead electrification equipment is also to be renewed as part of the project.


A roof deck carrying pedestrian and bicycle paths, waiting areas and grassed areas will be built above the platforms. This will allow better connectivity between the platforms, metro Line B’s Náměstí Republiky station, Florenc coach station and Hybernská street. The deck will be served by escalators, stairs and lifts.

vizualizace ŽST Masarykovo nádraží

SŽ says that the works will be carried out while trains are running, with only minimal alterations to services.


The project forms part of the wider modernisation of the Praha – Kladno corridor. The station refurbishment is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.