OFFICIALS from the Praha city transport department have backed plans to extend metro Line A to the international airport at Ruzyne, and endorsed private-sector proposals to upgrade an existing heavy rail line to carry airport express services.

On June 17, the city transport committee approved plans to develop an airport station on SZDC’s Masaryk - Kladno line, in the hope that the PRAK consortium will launch an airport express service in 2006. Total cost of the project is put at KC20bn to KC25bn.

According to committee chairman Frantisek Laudat, two options are being considered for the Line A extension between Dejvick