Work began on September 1, 2021, and the station was completely closed from mid-January this year. According to the original DPP information, the total reconstruction will cost 1.29 billion crowns. The station was opened in the late 1980s.
The station was never significantly reconstructed. In addition to the aforementioned replacement of escalators, the workers removed leaks, replaced wiring, lighting, and damaged tiles and pavements. They removed the suspended ceilings and modernized the air conditioning. Structural elements such as columns were also repaired.
Jiřího z Poděbrady station was out of service for more than three quarters of a year. Trains only passed through the station. During the lockout, the subways and vestibule of the metro station were also closed. According to the DPP, the complete closure during the replacement of the escalators was necessary because the station has only one exit.
After today’s reopening, work will continue on the construction of the elevators, which will be put into operation in the second quarter of next year. The station will be the 47th barrier-free station out of a total of 61.