Minister: Czech Railways fares will not rise as fast as inflation

Czech Railways will not increase its fares at the same level as current inflation in the next year, the minister of health, Martin Kupka, said on Czech Television on Sunday. Inflation in Czechia has been at around 17 percent year-on-year in recent months.

Czech Railways is planning to raise ticket prices in view of higher costs of energy and materials. However, such increases will not exceed 15 percent, Mr. Kupka said, adding that he would seek to ensure savings in the transport sector.

Author: Ian Willoughby