Travel theme: Transportation

The train is coming to the station

The train is coming to the station

This week Travel theme is Transportation, see link here. Despite the fact I prefer travelling on the ground, I chose to show you Prague subway. Prague subway is rather new, the first line (red one, called “C”) was opened in 1974 year in the lenght of 6.6 km and had 9 stations. See short movie taken during subway excursion inside of the Nusle Bridge, high bridge over the valley, through which the oldest route goes.

The next opened line was green line “A” in 1978 and the last one was yellow line “B” in 1985. Today the whole subway has 57 stations and it is 59.4 km long. Currently the newest stations are on the north side of “C” line. The next stations to be opened in few years, now under construction, are at the east side of “A” line going to the Prague Airport. Line “A” is the one that I will show you in this post, as it has some idea connecting the stations, which is the unified design consisiting of circles/hemispheres in different colors. Somewhere the hemispheres are bucktooth, somewhere they are bulging. The colors of the stations can help you with orientation.

Waiting for the train

Waiting for the train

On the plan of line A you see the blue points, which show us the stations with the unified design. The orange points are at the part of the line which is under construction. Plan of the line is taken from wiki.

Lina A map, source:wiki

Line A map, source: wiki

In the next gallery you see the stations designs which are east of the city center (Wenceslass Square), from Museum to Želivského.

Eastern stations

Eastern stations

The second gallery shows the west side of the line from bottom of Wenceslass Square Můstek (Bridge, named after the bridge over the moat that was guarding the borders of the Old Town), through Staroměstská (Old Town station), Malostranská (Little Quarter station) to Hradčanská (Castle District station), where Prague Castle is. This part of the line is the “touristic” one :-).

Western stations

Western stations

QUIZ:

The last gallery is not from Prague, it is not even from Czech Republic (Prague is the only city with subway in the Czech Republic). I won’t tell which city it is, as the answer is a quiz for you. You can PM me (not write it to the comment, for contact see page Katy) the name of the city where you will find Metro Gallery seen on the pictures bellow. The last day to send me the city name is Dec 26, 2012. I will allot one of correct answers the next day (Dec 27, 2012) and the author will be awarded with a nice gift from Prague (when chosen I will ask him/her for the snail mail address). I’m looking forward to your answers!

Subway quiz.

Subway quiz.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. megtraveling
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 23:01:55

    Great pictures for the transportation theme!

    Reply

  2. Matt Kuchar
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 00:35:07

    The images are beautifully taken. I really thought they were perfect and artsy for the theme. Thank you.
    Matt @ Highlands Ranch Homes For Sale

    Reply

  3. Trackback: Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures « PragueByKaty

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