More passengers will use the railway in the future, so modernization is needed


On August 23, representatives of the Railway Administration and the Capital City of Prague discussed the future of railways in the Czech Republic and in Prague as part of a round table. The key topics were high-speed lines or the Prague railway hub, which are supposed to bring a new impetus to rail transport, which will be used by many times more people in the future. The discussants agreed that, in view of the expected increase in passengers, it is necessary to increase the capacities of the Main Station, both within the framework of new underground tracks and by adapting the departure hall. Forecasts speak of more than doubling the number of passengers at the Main Station in 2050, when 200,000 people are to be checked in daily. By 2070, these numbers could rise to 300,000.