The Prague-Zahradní Město railway station has opened in Prague 10. How will public transport change along with that? We asked a spokesman for ROPID
On Friday, a new Prague-Zahradní Město railway station was opened in Prague 10 on the Prague-Benešov near Prague line. At the same time, public transport is also changing in order to better connect to train connections. “Lines 22 and 26 run to Zahradní Město. Every tram of line 22 will now run here – every second one ends at the Staré Strašnice stop. So, at rush hour, trams will run from rush hour every two to four minutes, “represents ROPID spokesman Filip Drápal, adding that the modification will also affect line 4, which is being extended and will end at Kubánské náměstí.
Buses of the existing lines 101, 138, 175, 177 and 195 will also stop at the new station. “Public transport will stop directly below the train platform. So the distance between the train and public transport will probably be the shortest in the whole of Prague, “the spokesman adds.
Return of trolleybuses to Prague
One of the other changes in Prague’s public transport is to the future will also apply to trolleybuses. “The transport company is planning many new lines, which concern both the North City area, where a pilot line is planned from Palmovka via Prosek to Čakovice, on the route of today’s line 140, and at the same time several new lines are being prepared in the area of Prague 5. where is the hilly terrain. There, trolleybuses do not have to renew the existing diesel buses the most, “explains Filip Drápal.
The commissioning of pilot lines to Čakovice should take place in the last year. “The transport company is currently in demand for new articulated trolleybuses, which should run there. And the construction of contact poles is also being prepared, for example in Letňany. “
How has the purchase of tickets in Prague’s public transport been simplified? And where will the new bus lanes appear by the end of the year? You will also find out in an interview with Štěpánka Duchková and ROPID spokesperson Filip Drápal.