Throughout the month of January, Prague’s public transport will run according to holiday timetables, which will mean an extension of intervals, especially at peak times.
The main reason is the decrease in passengers due to more people working from home during the Covid epidemic.
“From today (Monday, January 3) until the end of the month, Prague’s public transport is slightly reduced by about nine percent,” said Filip Drápal, spokesperson for ROPID.
If the pandemic situation improves, public transport will return to normal operations on Monday, January 31, 2022. The restriction was also made with regard to a lack of drivers due to illness and quarantine.
In the metro, the intervals in the morning and afternoon rush hours during weekdays are extended by 10 to 30 seconds.
Trams’ intervals are longer by one to two minutes, but only in the afternoon rush hour.
Buses on the main lines will have their interval reaching 6 to 7.5 minutes on weekdays and from 7.5 to 10 minutes during the afternoon peak hours.
If the pandemic improves, public transport will return to normal operations on Monday, January 31, 2022.
Ticket prices rose from August 1
From August 1, tickets for 30 minutes on the city’s buses, trams and metro in Prague system increased in price from CZK 24 to CZK 30. Ninety-minute tickets will go up from the current CZK 32 to CZK 40.
The reason is the rising costs of public transport. However, the prices of monthly and annual passed remained the same.
Due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the capital’s fare revenues fell sharply, mainly from tourists. According to the deputy, the city will try to save 500 million CZK by re-competing contracts with private carriers.