News in Pilsen Region Bus Transport

19. June 2020 08:50, Mgr. Milada Soukupová

Since June 14, 2020, bus transport in the Pilsen Region has changed significantly.

New buses offer high comfort in regional transport. The buses are low-floor, air-conditioned with comfortable seats, safety seat belts and more legroom. While traveling by bus, people can recharge their phone or connect to WiFi on the backbone routes, pay for the ticket by payment card or Pilsen card. For some buses going to Šumava, Český les and other tourist places, ARRIVA, the new operating company, will offer buses with trailers for bicycles or bike holders in summer, and ski boxes for storing skis in winter.

"All busses are in blue with yellow and white elements marked with the logo of the Pilsen Region, so that people can recognize them well at first sight. We offer passengers quality public transport that will be not only modern and comfortable, but also economically acceptable. The new buses are Euro VI class, currently the most environmentally friendly and least polluting vehicles. ”says Pavel Čížek, Vice President  for Transport of the Pilsen Region.

"People travel from some small villages only a few times a month. In order to maintain public transport in such places as well, buses-on-call will be provided. If there is a telephone symbol at the connection or at a stop marked in the timetable, passengers just need to call +420 378 035 477 half an hour before the departure time of the connection and the bus will come for them ", says Zdeňka Kmochová, executive and director of POVED company, which organizes transport in the region.  She adds: " In order to get used to the new transport system, until the end of July, all buses marked as "on-call" will run without the need to call the number  By the end of July, buses-on-call will run even if the passengers don't call."  In addition, passengers will be able to order "bus-on-call" via the Internet or from any Arriva bus.

"Until the end of June, special fares apply to all passengers to check out the news. For all trips at any distance, passengers pay only 12 Czech crowns, children, students or senior citizens 3 Czech crowns, the ticket is non-transferable. From July 1, 2020, the new zones and the Integrated Transport Tariff of the Pilsen Region (IDPK) will come into force ”, says Zdeňka Kmochová.

Information and Timetables at https://www.idpk.cz/en/

Information about possible changes or delays will be displayed on LCD screens directly in the buses.


 




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