The bus line from Bratislava to the Hungarian village of Rajka, delayed from its original plan for a year, starts operating on Friday, October 1, Public Transport Authority spokesperson Peter Kavecký told the Sme daily.
The 801 bus line starts at the new building of the Slovak National Theatre, crosses the Apollo bridge, and travels through the districts of Petržalka, Jarovce, Rusovce and Čunovo before terminating Rajka.
Sme noted that one day before the launch, however, only the private imhd.sk travel website – and not the official Public Transport Authority (Dopravný podnik mesta Bratislavy, DPMB) website – was informing travellers about the new route.
Kavecký added that the new international line will operate like the one to the Austrian town of Hainburg which was launched in March 2009. The normal prepaid tickets are not valid for these rides. Instead a one-way ticket costing €1.50 must be purchased from the driver.
Inhabitants of Rajka, many of whom are Slovak and commute to the Slovak capital, have generally welcomed the move, but are annoyed by the fare and the fact that prepaid tickets cannot be used for the journey, Sme reported.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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1. Oct 2010 at 10:00