Buses will be added between Kladno and Prague, to replace the canceled ones. The interruption of the carrier ČSAD MHD Kladno started because the number of ordered transport service connections within the systems of Prague integrated transport, Central Bohemian integrated transport and public transport has increased since September. So the connections between the villages increased, but the so-called express trains between the cities decreased. The management of Kladno did not agree with that.
“We negotiated with ČSAD Public transport Kladno about the bus lines being renewed, “said Kladno Mayor Milan Volf at today’s press conference. Choice for Kladno.
According to Wolf, the Central Bohemian Region is responsible for these connections. However, according to his spokesman Michaela Drobná, he never operated these express connections. “The region primarily provides railways and bus stops that serve the village,” said Drobná. According to her, ČSAD MHD Kladno operated express connections as a commercial connection.
The county does not intend to deal with express trains
The most important thing for the management of the region is to solve the transport service, ie that even people from smaller municipalities can travel to the city. The region does not solve express connections between other Central Bohemian cities and Prague. According to Drobná buses do not run crowded, but the intervals are less comfortable for passengers because they have to wait for the connection longer. However, the region does not resist any discussions about resolving the situation.
Carriers throughout the country have long struggled with a shortage of drivers, one of the reasons being low salaries. The governor’s office will receive 740 million crowns for bus transport this year, on Monday the region announced that it would increase this amount by 17.5 million crowns. The goal is for drivers to take 100 crowns per hour instead of the current 70 crowns per hour. So far, the tariff will probably rise to 90 crowns per hour.
ČSAD MHD Kladno transports around 20 million passengers a year and operates as a public carrier in several Central Bohemian districts. ČSAD MHD Kladno could immediately accept 17 drivers, about 250 of them now work here.