Czech Railways increased fares on the country’s busiest routes by tens of
crowns at the beginning of this month, the Czech News Agency reported on
Monday. Fares were also reduced on routes with relatively few passengers,
under an expansion of a dynamic pricing scheme that responds to occupancy
Czech Railways introduced flexible pricing linked to current demand on some lines last year. It is now in place on most long-distance routes.
Clean-up operations continue in many parts of the country following heavy
snow-fall over the weekend.
The situation is reported to be worst in Kladno, west of Prague, which declared a state of emergency on Sunday and the Usti and Olomouc regions which saw fresh snow overnight.
Maintenance crews have been out in force to clear up second and third class roads in southern Bohemia which saw 30 cm of fresh snow at the weekend. Fallen trees blocked roads and rail tracks disrupting traffic.
The eastern part of the country is expected to see more snow on Monday.
Experts and politicians agree that high-speed railways are vital for the future of the Czech Republic. Current plans envision a network that would not just connect major Czech cities with other European capitals, but also regional centres with Prague, increasing development across the country. The target is to have three high-speed rail lines by 2025.
After an absence of nearly 40 years, trams are set to again run up and down Prague’s Wenceslas Square. The city council have just approved a plan for a tram connection between existing tracks on Vinohradská Street and those crossing the lower half of the city’s main boulevard. If everything goes according to plan, trams could return to Wenceslas Square as soon as 2022.
Heavy snowfall with around ten centimetres of fresh snow has complicated
transport in the east of the country, especially in South Moravia.
Traffic is congested in many places and police have warned drivers to exercise extreme caution after being called out to several dozen accidents throughout Monday morning.
Most parts of the country are expected to see more snow and rain throughout the day.
Air traffic over the Czech Republic set a new record in 2018.
The number of take-offs, landings, and flyover flights increased by 6.9 percent year on year, to 912,815 in total. An average of 2,500 aircraft used domestic airspace in a given day.
The busiest traffic was also at Václav Havel International Airport in Prague, where the number of take-offs and landings grew year on year by 4.8 percent to 155,216.
Total traffic at Czech airports rose by 3.5 percent in annual terms.
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