Prague Town Council approves the abolition of Masaryk Train Station

06-08-2008

Members of Prague’s Town Council have voted to approve the abolition of Prague’s Masaryk train station located in the centre of Prague. Trains will be diverted in the future to the city’s Main Station or Hlavní Nádraží, while plans are afoot to possibly convert the site into a shopping centre, with assurances that the shell of the historic station will be preserved. However, the plans remain controversial - a recent online poll conducted by the newspaper Právo found that almost 84 percent of respondents want the site to remain as a train station. The company ING Real Estate Development has been awarded a contract to alter the site. Meanwhile, other stations are also expecting major renovations – work at the city’s Main Station is already underway.