Anděl (Prague Metro)

Anděl (Czech pronunciation: [ˈanɟɛl], meaning "Angel") is a Prague Metro station on Line B. The station was built between 1977 and 1985, designed in the Soviet style, by Soviet architects and dedicated to the Czechoslovak–Soviet friendship. It was opened on 2 November 1985, as part of the inaugural section of Line B between Sokolovská and Smíchovské nádraží.[1] The station was renamed in 1990 to Anděl, after the nearby Anděl neighborhood. At present it is one of the busiest stations on line B.

Anděl
Prague Metro
Prague 07-2016 Metro img6 LineB Andel.jpg
LocationNádražní street
Smíchov, Prague 5
Prague
Czech Republic
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
History
Opened2 November 1985 (1985-11-02)
Services
Preceding station Prag Metro Logo.svg Prague Metro Following station
Smíchovské nádraží
toward Zličín
Line B Karlovo náměstí

Its original name was Moskevská, after the city of Moscow. In the same year the Czechoslovak Metrostav designed the station Prazhskaya, named after Prague, it was opened on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, which resembles the ceramic-tiled stations on the C line's Jižní Město segment. The Anděl station still contains one of the last pieces of propaganda art promoting Czechoslovak-Soviet friendship.[2]

Anděl station has two exits, leading to the two underground vestibules. One vestibule is directly in the Anděl neighborhood, next to the shopping mall and the other is at "Na Knížecí", a big bus station serving as a terminus for local and intercity buses.

The station was renovated in 2015.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "Praha". urbanrail.
  2. ^ "History of the Prague Metro". Metroart.cz.
  3. ^ https://news.expats.cz/weekly-czech-news/prague-metro-to-get-permanent-street-art/

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Coordinates: 50°04′26″N 14°24′18″E / 50.074°N 14.405°E / 50.074; 14.405