Passengers in Prague were more diligent again last year. Dopravní podnik hl. m of Prague (DPP) earned 4,387 billion crowns in fare in 2015, compared to the previous year by 43 million more. There were also more auditors, the company collected over 132 million crowns in fines. In the first quarter, DPP will launch a pilot project as a novelty to pay for a ticket on a bus or tram with a card.
“In addition to the above-mentioned legal fare revenues, the auditors caught 294,000 passengers without a ticket last year. More than 18,000 of them kept their travel document at home, so they were not typical black passengers, “said DPP spokesman Jiří Štábl for the E15.cz server.
According to the spokesman, there were 155 auditors in the metropolis last year, the most in history. “It has paid off. 132.64 million crowns were collected on penalties and supplemented fares. We will try to maintain the same number of auditors this year as well, ”a DPP spokesman warns potential black passengers.
“On airport buses and tram number 22, passengers will be able to buy a ticket with a credit card“
To improve passenger comfort, DPP plans to launch a pilot project Payment by credit card in transport in the first quarter of this year: “It will be a bus line to the airport and tram number 22, where passengers will be able to buy by credit card.”
Dopravní podnik hl. m of Prague is the largest carrier in urban public transport in the Czech Republic. It transports more than a billion people a year and covers 167.5 million kilometers. As of 1 January 2016, the company had a total of 10,881 employees, of which 4,194 are public transport drivers. It owned 1,175 buses, 921 tram cars and 730 metro vehicles.
DPP serves a total of 139 bus lines, 21 day and nine night tram lines and three metro lines. The sole shareholder of DPP is the capital city of Prague.