City makes good on promise to lower price of transit pass
Prague City Hall has made good on the promise to improve conditions for public transport passengers. As of Wednesday, anyone buying the city’s annual transit pass will pay 1,100 crowns less. According to Prague Public Transit, the lower price should see a significant increase in yearly ticket sales.
The head of the Prague Public Transit Company, Jaroslav Ďuriš spoke to Czech TV:
An increase in new customers switching to public transport is not expected to unduly burden the existing system, although, pressed on the issue the head of the Prague Public Transit Company, Jaroslav Ďuriš did admit the city’s “C” metro line was at greater risk of being swamped by passengers as the line is already maxed out at peak hours now. The head of the transit company again:
“We are ready for a greater influx. It is of course a question of money. Based on what the city commissions, we are able to increase, for example, above ground transit. The “C” line could be a problem because peak times already see full capacity… [It depends on what the city will want]: when you order something in a restaurant, you don’t blame the waiter for bringing what you asked for.”
“I believe that lowering the price of the annual pass will have a strong social impact and that those who failed to use the transit system before will begin to do so now.”