From Vršovice to Nové Město or Žižkov in 5 min. Trains in Prague often offer the fastest connections
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Description: How to travel quickly in Prague? By train
From Podbaba to the center of Prague in 9 min. From the very edge of town from Klánovice or Uhříněves to Wenceslas Square in 22 minutes. Do you find such travel times in Prague unrealistic, whether you use a car or public transport? These travel times are offered by the railway. Thanks to new stops, underpasses and access roads to trains, as well as the modernization of tracks, comfortable rail travel around the capital will be further improved.
“The recently announced Zahradní Město bus stop offers fast connections to the center of Prague from the Hostivař area, Zahradní Město and the Skalka housing estate. The train will make this journey in just 10 minutes. The new exit to the main railway station in the direction of Žižkov shortens the journey for railway visitors to this part of the city and the extended underpass at the railway station in Vršovice allows a direct journey to the train from Nusle. Thanks to this, for example, the journey from Vršovice and Nusle to the ‘lower’ Žižkov is shortened to ten to fifteen minutes, ”supports Lukáš Kubát, the regional spokesman for Czech Railways.
Fast travel around Prague and to satellites
The trains thus offer new, unusual and very fast travel around Prague. The backbone lines S run on working days at short intervals of around 15 minutes, and thanks to the concurrence of several lines between some stations, there are also sections with shorter intervals.
The train also provides very fast travel between the center of Prague and the satellites around the metropolis. The journey from Říčany to the main railway station takes half an hour, from Český Brod it is within 36 minutes, from Kralupy nad Vltavou 38 minutes or from Čelákovice 32 minutes. At peak times, there are also fast connections on important routes, which offer even faster connections to work or school. Such a train will catch the journey from Říčany to Prague in the timetable 2022 in 20 minutes.
You can work along the way
In addition to short travel times, the advantage of a train over traffic on congested roads is the possibility to do various activities during the journey. It offers the possibility of easy internet connection via Wi-Fi. “Today, all CityElefant units have an on-board Wi-Fi network, and we are gradually adding 230 V electrical sockets to all cars to power travel electronics, such as mobile phones, laptops or tablets. Thanks to this, it is easy to handle messages on the train, follow events on the Internet, work or engage in other activities that are not possible with driving a car, ”adds Lukáš Kubát.
There are currently 14 S lines and several lines with accelerated trains in Prague. Further improvements are also being made for train travel around Prague, such as the new barrier-free railway station in Vysočany, the reconstruction of several lines and the establishment of additional lines.
Entered by: Markéta Vančová