Due to a drop in passengers, Prague public transport will operate on a reduced autumn schedule

As fewer passengers are opting to use public transport in light of the crisis, transit officials will not resume normal scheduling

Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas

Written by Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Published on 27.08.2020 10:22:05 (updated on 27.08.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

Check your daily route and plan accordingly: from August 31, Prague’s public transport will see some permanent changes and adjustments.

Transit officials also say that they will not resume regular post-holiday operations, a reflection of the decrease in passengers currently using Prague’s public transport system. Connections will remain reduced by ten percent.

“The number of passengers is still low compared to traffic before the pandemic, so public transport will return to the June rules, which are limited by 10 percent compared to the original state before the coronavirus,” a ROPID spokesperson told iDnes.cz.

A new set of timetables will apply from Monday, August 31 in Prague and on suburban lines from Sunday, August 30.

The company says that the restrictions will last at least until October, though if there is an increase in passengers, the schedule will be restored to its normal operations.

In addition, there are some important changes that may affect your daily commute. Tram line number 13 is out of order until September 18, 2020, and number 23 is out of order until further notice.

At the Letňany terminal, individual stops for bus lines are changing. To unify the line in the direction of Kbely, a second Letňany stop has been added for lines 182, 185, 201, 302 in the terminal. For lines 351, 376, 377, 378, the stop within the terminal has been relocated.

In order to ensure transport services to the Pelc-Tyrolka area, a temporary line number 187 on the route Nádraží Holešovice-Jankovcova -Pelc Tyrolka-Jankovcova-Nádraží Holešovice is being introduced until further notice. The measure is related to the change of route and stops for line number 112.

See the full schedule of changes on the DPP site.

Prague’s public transport began reducing operations due to the coronavirus outbreak in March. While schedules were gradually restored, and the requirement to wear face coverings on above-ground transport lifted, due to the rising number of cases in the city, from September 1 it will be necessary to wear face masks on trams and busses in addition to the metro.

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