In the new timetable, the Czech Railways plans to operate an average of 6,783 passenger transport services per day, of which an average of 478 long-distance trains per day. The trains will cover around 118 million kilometers in the new timetable. In addition to national connections, the tracks will also lead to Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.
Along with the new timetable, the company will deploy dozens of new trains. The main novelty will be InterJet trains, which will run on the routes from Prague to Cheb. The carrier is sending more new trains in North Moravia or West Bohemia. The airline will also traditionally increase its tariffs by an average of 3.2 percent from next year. The railways take inflation into account in their tariffs every year.
RegioJet will replace Czech Railways
The biggest change in the RegioJet timetable is the entry into line R23 Ústí nad Labem-Mělník-Nymburk-Kolín. After the success in the competition of the Ministry of Transport, the freight forwarder will replace České dráhy. RegioJet will operate a total of 16 connections per day on the route, eight in each direction. Other changes affect the long-distance connections between Prague and Brno, which will also stop at the Havlíčkův Brod, Žďár nad Sázavou and Kolín train stations from Sunday.
Leo Express maintained its 16 connections, two return connections to Slovakia and also weekend connections to Krakow. According to spokesman Emil Sedlařík, the carrier tried to keep the travel times of its long-distance trains as short as possible despite the planned closure work. The operation of the Arriva trains and other modes of transport is to continue without major changes.
The carrier is also swapped on some regional routes. For example, passengers wait for transfers in the eskolipsko region, where instead of České dráhy the Trilex trains run by the German company Die Länderbahn on the route from Mladá Boleslav via eská Lípa to Rumburk.
For the second year in a row, passengers can also use a single rail tariff. As with the Czech railways, their price will rise by 3.2 percent inflationary.