A couple of days ago my good friend and also I had a metro-oriented dispute prompted by the name of I.P.Pavlova city station A close friend of mine happened to transfer to Prague just a week earlier, and not knowing with Czech language’s 7 cases yet, he associated Prague’s I.P.Pavlova station with the name of a previous Russian ballet professional dancer Anna Pavlova (this exact same pal’s favorite treat Pavlova was in fact called after this Russian ballerina, incidentally). I’ve been living in Prague long enough to know, and I.P.Pavlov is the name of the Russian (what a paradox) physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.
The one that looked into human reflexes, bear in mind? Nonetheless, this occurrence made me assume it’s not the first time I’ve been asking yourself, what the names of particular Prague’s city stations mean. As curiosity has actually been killing me, I began my very own little study as well as right here’s what I’ve figured out.
Overview on how to name a metro terminal
The dish of just how to effectively call a metro terminal in metro Praha includes taking the name of the nearest primary street/square or location in general and transforming it right into a new metro station’s name. The same principle was utilized for the most recent Prague’s A-line city stations: Nemocnice Motol, which names correspond to their area.
The very last modification of Prague’s city map took place on April 2015, when 4 new terminals were opened up at the eco-friendly A-line. What should we expect in the future? There have actually been conjectures concerning a totally brand-new metro line built from scratch city line D. This job first came to light numerous years prior to the Velvet Revolution, and also naturally back then it significantly differed from the present project, which has already been authorized by Prague’s community in 2013.
The building and construction are expected to begin in 2017 with the final stage of the task scheduled for 2022. The existing strategy is to develop this brand-new city line in 2 stages. The first stretch of 8 terminals would certainly connect the station line C as well as line D. The 2nd stage of the construction will just be 2 stations, attaching line D with terminal.