It will significantly reduce the traffic of trains on the route from the capital to Beroun, buses will run instead and departure times will change. The lockout will last for more than two weeks and will end on July 16. Czech Railways informed about it today.
The exclusion from long-distance trains will fundamentally limit the operation of the R17 Berounka express trains from Prague to Klatovy and Železná Ruda. Instead, there will be two spare bus lines between Prague and Beroun. One will go to the center of the metropolis to the Prague main railway station and the other will go to the Prague metro station Zličín, Stodůlky and to the stops Sídliště Stodůlky. The railways also warned that the transport of bicycles on buses will be limited. Only the last two pairs of Berounka express trains will continue to travel directly without alternative transport.
During the closure, EC and IC Západní expres trains will also stop extraordinarily in Beroun to and from Munich, Pilsen and Cheb. An exception will be the Pendolino connections, which will continue to pass through Beroun without stopping.
In addition to long-distance transport, the closure will also affect the operation of the S7 suburban line. Connections during the lockout will run according to a special lockout schedule. This will change the departure times of a large part of the trains, and the tracks will cancel the inserted connections in the section Prague – Řevnice. The interval of trains between Prague and Beroun will also be adjusted. There will be embedded reinforcement connections between the main railway station and Radotín.