RegioJet adopts budget for more trains, fewer buses
RegioJet will cut more than a third of its bus traffic between Brno and Prague as of January. Photo: RegioJet
Brno, Nov 22 (BD) – 7 out of 20 daily connections between Brno, Jihlava, and Prague will be canceled. The changes will come when a new timetable takes effect January 14, 2018.
“Our goal is to have people travel more by train,” RegioJet spokesperson Aleš Ondrůj said. From mid-January, RegioJet will start operating in buses once an hour at the maximum.
This is due to the expansion of RegioJet into rail transport between Brno and Prague.
RegioJet (formerly known as Student Agency) began as a bus service but expanded into rail travel when the tracks were opened to competition.
RegioJet trains will begin to travel between Prague and Brno nine times a day. In June, there will be the tenth link. “It’s a big increase in capacity; we offer up to 6.000 seats in both directions a day,” Ondrůj said.
RegioJet’s competitor FlixBus, known for its green buses, will also be canceling some of the new routes it introduced in August and September as part of a large domestic expansion. Spokesman Martina Čmielová said the timetable is not final and there will be a new connection between Brno and Prague’s Václav Havel Airport.