Czech Railways reduces train service to some destinations due to COVID-19 measures

Long distance trains outside of rush hour will have reduced schedules due to current restrictions in the Czech Republic

Samantha Tatro

Written by Samantha Tatro
Published on 15.10.2020 13:42 (updated on 15.10.2020)

In light of stricter anti-COVID-19 measures across the country, Czech Railways will reduce select train operations outside of rush hour, according to a tweet sent out by the railways.

"Based on current government measures in connection with the epidemic situation, we will adjust the offer of long-distance trains outside rush hour and in marginal times," said ČD. 

Due to the worsening epidemiological situation, the Czech Republic declared a State of Emergency on October 5. Public transit has not specifically been affected, but officials have encouraged people to stay home and limit their contact with others if possible.

Starting Monday, routes from Prague to Hradec Králové, Brno, České Budějovice and Děčín will operate on a reduced schedule outside of rush hour.

The reduced operation will also affect certain connections from Kolín to Ústí nad Labem, České Budějovice to Jihlava to Brno and Ostrava to Čadca. 

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In addition to these routes, the SC Pendolino and IC trains between Prague and Ostrava started decreased service last week on Oct. 7, according to Cesky Noviny.

Czech Railways says that even with the reduction in service, plenty of trains will be operating across the country. Commuters can find the most up-to-date information on their website.