From Prague to Brno for 150 CZK. The tracks offer an alternative to the excavated D1
The tug-of-war on the railroad continues. Czech Railways announced today that it will reduce the fare between Prague and Brno by 60 crowns. From Wednesday’s main railway station and in Prague’s Florence, they will be distributing a 60-crown discount coupon for the purchase of a ticket between the Czech and South Moravian capitals from Wednesday. The price of an ordinary fare valid for all connections has thus been reduced to CZK 150 from Prague to Brno.
The largest discount event recently launched by private carriers on the route from Prague to Ostrava Leo Express and RegioJet, which began to recognize the loyalty cards of competing Czech Railways. In March, they offered their holders a price of 95 crowns for a ride from Prague to Ostrava. The lowest Leo Express ticket without this discount costs 137 crowns.
According to Czech Railways, the aim of the new campaign is to motivate motorists and bus passengers to travel on regular ČD trains, including D1 Expresses. The company introduced these trains as an alternative road service for the time being planned repairs of the D1 motorway.
“We introduced the D1 Express last year to get passengers used to it. Their occupancy is gradually growing and today reaches an average of 40 percent, at peak times 50 to 60 percent, “said Jiří Ješeta, director of the Czech Railways’ long-distance and international transport department. The carrier is also recording an increase in passenger interest on this route on other percent of trains, up to dozens, he added.
The discount coupons will be distributed by the promoters in a tent at the Florenc metro station in Prague and at the main railway station in Brno from April 17 every day with a visit on Saturday and May 1 to May 3, always between 12 and 6 p.m. Passengers can apply for a discount on travel between the mentioned cities until the end of June.
On weekdays, České dráhy sends two pairs of D1 Expresses, which they do not build anywhere on the route between the two cities. The third couple wants to connect the carrier when construction work begins on the Brno highway. D1 Expressy, which will run on the weekend of April 8, will also stop in Pardubice.