From Sunday, a new railway timetable for the next year will apply, affecting international and regional rail traffic. Some new routes will be added or travel times shortened, while in some cases, the journey will be extended due to repairs and reconstructions. Passengers are advised to check new departure times on transporters’ websites or apps.
Czech Railways and the new timetable will increase fares by almost a tenth on average. However, until Saturday, it is still possible to purchase tickets at existing prices in pre-sale for two months in advance.
In the international timetable, Czech Railways will increase the number of connections to Poland and more frequent links from Moravia to Vienna. In regional transport, the new timetable will be marked by the gradual deployment of new vehicles.
However, in Prague and Central Bohemia, train traffic will also be affected by closures. For example, due to the limited capacity of the railway bridge at Prague Výton, additional trains of line S7 to Prague-Radotín and Řevnice will start and end at Smíchov instead of the central station. Trains from Mladá Boleslav and Všetat are due to begin modernizing Masaryk Station to end at Prague central station.
Private carrier RegioJet, in the new timetable, will strengthen connections between Prague and Bratislava and promises to shorten the ride between Brno and Prague by thirteen minutes and on the Prague-Ostrava route. Both private carriers stated that they are not planning a blanket fare increase.