Another tram line will get a green makeover
The tram line along Horní Street (between the municipal district office and the junction with Provaznická Street) is the latest line in Ostrava to be planted with stonecrops using a special planting grid system.
This new grid system is genuinely innovative, and the Horní Street tram line is the first location in Ostrava where it will be used. If the line needs to be repaired at a future date, the removal and subsequent replacement of the vegetation is a trouble-free and efficient process; the plants can be removed in selected segments and then simply returned to their original place, without the need for new plantings. Apart from this, the basic planting methods will be the same as those that have already been successfully used along Dr. Martínka Street.
Work on installing the pre-grown stonecrops began on Friday 16 September and will continue until no later than the end of November.
Ostrava’s Public Transport Corporation (DPO) will then launch a major City-funded investment project to modernize the section of the tram line between the Josefa Kotase and Václava Jiříkovského stops, on the boundary between two major housing estates – Dubina and Bělský Les. This will be the fourth section of tram line in the city that will enable vehicles to travel at speeds up to 80 km/h – uniquely in the Czech Republic. Noise barriers covered in greenery will be installed along the route.