Praha Hloubetin tram depot impression

CZECH REPUBLIC: Main construction works have begun for a KC1·9bn project to rebuild the tram stabling and repair depot at Hloubětín in Praha.

The work is being undertaken by a consortium of Bouygues Construction’s VCES, Chládek and Tintěra.

Completion is planned for the second half of 2023, and the project aims to avoid disruption to regular operations at the site.

There will be stabling for 61 trams up to 32 m long, and space for 12 trams on six repair tracks. There will also be facilities for infrastructure teams, and stabling for maintenance vehicles.

Deputy Mayor of Praha Adam Scheinherr said the rebuilt depot would be equipped with modern technologies, and would be more environmentally friendly with lower energy consumption thanks to photovoltaic panels on the roof.