Petřín funicular

Prague, Czech Republic

Petřín funicular

The Petřín funicular is a funicular railway in the Czech capital city of Prague. It links the Malá Strana district with the top of Petřín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̝̊iːn]) hill. The funicular has three stops: Újezd (at the bottom of the hill), Nebozízek (the middle station) and Petřín (at the top of the hill). The funicular operates daily from 9 am to 11:20 pm, interval is between 15 and 20 minutes. On the funicular applies regular time tickets of Prague Integrated Transport.

The line was originally opened in 1891, with a length of 383 metres (1,257 ft), a track gauge of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge, and water balance propulsion. This original line closed with start of the First World War in 1914 and did not reopen after the end of hostilities. The current longer line opened in 1932 with a different track gauge and completely new equipment, and operated throughout the Second World War. However a landslide in 1965 caused the service to be suspended, and it was not resumed until 1985. At that time new cars were provided and the track was reconstructed, but the original machinery retained.

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