Kolbenova (Prague Metro)

Kolbenova (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkolbɛnova]) is a Prague Metro station on Line B. It was opened on 8 June 2001 as an addition to the previously opened section of Line B.[1]

Kolbenova
Prague Metro
Praha, Hloubětín, Stanice metra Kolbenova, nástupiště III.JPG
General information
LocationKolbenova street
Vysočany, Prague 9
Prague
Czech Republic
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
History
Opened8 June 2001; 21 years ago (2001-06-08)
Services
Preceding station Prag Metro Logo.svg Prague Metro Following station
Vysočanská
toward Zličín
Line B Hloubětín

HistoryEdit

This station was once a ghost station from 1998 to 2001. The station was in a state of suspended construction as the heavy industry factories it should have served were closed after the Velvet Revolution. Trains slowed when passing through the dimly lit station. As the whole industrial area was slowly revitalised, the station was finally completed.

The station was named in honor of Emil Kolben, an engineer and entrepreneur from Bohemia who died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "Praha". urbanrail.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kolbenova (metro station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 14°30′47″E / 50.11028°N 14.51306°E / 50.11028; 14.51306