Some of the stations seem to be a
homage to Victor Vasarely or kinetic artists of the 1970s. There are
thousandfold repetitions of glass or aluminium
elements with all stations looking different.
Photo: Jinonice station, built in 1988 on line B. Walls are covered with tube-shaped glass tiles.
On line A, which was
opened in 1978, station walls are covered with aluminium tiles which
come in three versions (convex, concave or flat) and in different
shades of colour. The designers thus managed to create a stunning,
Public Transport Museum. Contains over 40 historical vehicles (mainly trams) and many other exhibits - models, photographs, historical documents, tickets and blueprints. Since 1993. Location: Tram depot. Address: Patockova 4, Prague 6. Hours (check before visiting): Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: 25 CZK. Reference: dpp.cz (official website).
Pre-recorded chime and then a female voice: "Ukoncete prosim, vystup a nastup, dvere se zaviraji." – "Pristi stanice: [name]" (wav from metroweb.cz), which means "Please finish alighting and boarding, doors closing" – "Next stop: [name]". When there is a final stop, the voice says: "Konecna stanice, prosime vystupte." – "Terminus, please leave the train". This is both in Czech and English for the tourists.