Extension of the tram line to Borská pole - part of the Plzeň/Kaplířova - Dobřanská interchange
February 10, 2021
The subject of the project was to build a safe interchange between bus and public transport.
The project was implemented to ensure a higher level of safety when transferring large volumes of passengers at the current public transport x VLD junction, namely at the intersection of ul. Klatovská (road I/27) x Kaplířova x U Borského parku. In connection with this project, the project "Extension of the tramway line to Borská pole - part of the Tramway line" was implemented at the same time, the purpose of which was to bring tram transport to the locality of Borské pole. The terminal now allows transfers between VLD buses, public transport buses and trams. This not only makes transfers more flexible, but also saves time for passengers.
The original transfer from the tram line No. 4 to public transport buses serving the outskirts of Pilsen took place at the terminus of line No. 4 - Bory, but this did not allow a comfortable space for movement and waiting of passengers, and at the same time did not provide sufficient space for stopping public transport buses. As part of the project "Extension of the tram line to Borská pole - part of the Tramway line", the original terminus of tram no. 4 was cancelled and the transfer of passengers between the tram, public transport and VLD bus lines now takes place in the newly created transfer terminal at the I/27 road, on the outskirts of Pilsen and at the same time on the edge of the extensive area (area of about 350 ha) of Borské polí, which is characterized by a wide structure of activities - an industrial area, a commercial zone and the campus of the University of West Bohemia. Therefore, the Kaplířova -Dobřanská interchange is located on the outskirts of the city of Pilsen and at the same time on the edge of a large area (area of approx. 350 ha) of Borské polí, which is characterised by a wide structure of activities - an industrial estate, a business zone and the campus of the University of West Bohemia.
The construction works associated with the implementation of the terminal included the removal of topsoil and root system, dismantling of the relocation of accessory areas, disposal of manure, construction of areas in the Dobřanská turntable, investment in Dobřanská Street improvements, sewerage, drainage, public lighting, coordination and power cables and orchard landscaping.
- increased passenger safety when transferring between public transport and VLD lines - transferring passengers from an unsuitable transfer point at a busy intersection to a single interchange
- time savings for passengers travelling to and from the Borské Pole site - the concentration of three modes of transport at one point has speeded up transfers
- streamlining the organisation of urban and regional transport lines - reducing the intensity of the concurrence of public transport and VLD lines
- the project is co-financed by the European Union from IROP 2014-2020
- financed through the ITI PMO instrument
- total cost. CZK 64 million
- Union contribution: 41 million CZK 41 million
September 2018 - December 2020