17 December 2003
České dráhy and Grandi Stazioni concluded 3 contracts, for the duration of 30 years from the completion of the construction works, on the revitalization, management and operation of the Prague Main Railway Station, as well as for the Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary Railway Stations. Such an undertaking represents the pilot foreign project of the Italian company, which intends to invest 1.15 billion CZK approximately (47 million € approximately) in the Czech Republic.
2004 – 2006
Grandi Stazioni realized the entire design process based on the new concept of a railway station (no longer as transient places without a soul, but rather as service centres established to satisfy every anticipated need and desire of the passenger) and the related architectural plans of Patrik Kotas. Moreover, Grandi Stazioni arranged for all relevant planning and construction approvals, including Building Permits. One of the main focuses was on security and intelligent navigation systems located inside the Railway Stations, as well as barrier-free spaces.
The first construction Phase for the complete revitalization of the Prague Main Railway Station Metrostav construction company is selected as the General Contractor following the proper tender process.
First half of 2008
Phase I of the complete revitalization of the Prague Main Railway Station opens to the public, consisting of 3,111 m2 of refurbished premises, mainly including 1,690 m2 of newly constructed commercial shop spaces. Additionally, Phase II of the revitalization was simultaneously launched.
Phase II of the Prague Main Railway Station revitalization opens to the public, consisting of 12,087 m2 of refurbished premises, including 2,666 m2 of newly constructed commercial shop spaces and 2,430 m2 of new space designated for České dráhy comprising the ticketing office and left-luggage area. Additionally, Phase III of the revitalization is simultaneously launched.
Phase III of the Prague Main Railway Station revitalization opens to the public, and thus the New Hall is refurbished in its entirety resulting in a total of 30,038 m2 of refurbished premises of the New Hall, including 9,902 m2 in total of newly constructed commercial shop spaces.
14 April 2011
Grand opening ceremony for the entirely refurbished New Hall of the Prague Main Railway Station with the Presidents of the Italian and Czech Republics, Giorgio Napolitano and Václav Klaus, in attendance.
Famous Fantova building café opens to public.
Currently, the outside reconstruction of the historical Fanta building is underway.