“The system is similar to that chosen by Czech Railways. About 15 years ago, they had a new train design developed by Studio Najbrt and are introducing it with new train purchases, ”Scheinherr explained. The color combination of light blue with blue thus gradually appears at Czech railway stations over the course of several years.
For only 2 million
The capital prepared the selection together with the Central Bohemian Region, the competition was led by the city company Ropid, which organizes public transport in Prague and its surroundings. “František Petrtýl, the councilor of the Central Bohemian Region, was also present in the commission, and we agreed with him on the proposal,” Scheinherr dispelled other concerns. The media previously reported that the regional leadership did not like the new look.
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“It is not true that we will spend a hundred million crowns on repainting. Old and new vehicles will not be repainted. We want no new look to be created with a new purchase, ”says Scheinherr.
The metro, trams, buses and trains on which Prague Integrated Transport (PID) tickets are valid have 17 different color patterns. The city will not incur any additional costs, it will pay only two million crowns to the design studio superlative.works, which won the public contract.
Easy replacement of parts
According to Scheinherr, I will save the city in the future, because red is not as prone to pollution as white, and the replacement of spare parts is simplified. “You will also save on air conditioning, the sun will not roast that much on the roof,” he explained.
The designers now have the task of creating a detailed manual of what the cars should look like, including all parts, the exact description will be given to 67 elements. The new look will also apply to tickets in the future.
“Red is the historical color of Prague. We chose the shade from the iconic T3 tram, it can be applied to all means of transport, “described designer Petr Štěpán from the superlative.works studio and assured that the T3 trams will remain graphically the same, they will only receive the new PID logo.
The subway will then have red only door spaces. “Deciding what a passenger will do will be much faster. When he sees the train, he will immediately know if the PID ticket is valid in it, “says Štěpán.
The first prototype should appear on the streets later this year. The first vehicles in colors could cross the streets of the metropolis next year, when the city plans a larger tender for the purchase of buses.
Another suggestion to discuss fare increases. The annual coupon will repeatedly increase in price by CZK 365