The project focused on achieving energy savings through the modernization (replacement) of existing outdated and energy-intensive escalators with modern energy-efficient escalators with higher operational safety and lower operating costs.
The total cost was 24 514 079 czk (1 032 369 EUR)., EU funds provided 12 257 039 czk (516 184 EUR), Czech government paid 8 579 927 czk (361 329 EUR) and lastly national private sources provided 3 677 111 czk (154 855 EUR).
It is recommended to support energy efficiency measures in all areas of public transport – including infrastructural elements such as escalators – , which significantly reduce energy consumption and operational costs, which results in a lower carbon footprint and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. This is a positive outcome as it contributes to addressing the challenges of climate change and reducing the overall impact of the metro system on the environment. However, it is important to also consider the potential environmental impact of the production and disposal of the new infrastructural elements, which could offset some of the benefits of reduced energy consumption and operational costs.