A company called Arriva will be responsible for operating the line, with trains from Prague to Trenčín leaving every Saturday morning and from Trenčín to Prague every Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of people commute every day from Trenčín and its vicinity to Prague for work or study. Until now, they have only been able to travel by means of a direct bus connection, stated the director of Arriva Czech Republic Daniel Adamka.
“We’d like to offer people a convenient rail connection on this route,” Adamka said, as quoted by TASR. “Buses bound for the Czech Republic travel along the D1 motorway, which is currently under reconstruction, and is therefore very unreliable.”
The line will also connect Trenčín with other major Czech cities such as Pardubice, Prerov and Olomouc. This is the first time that such a connection has existed. It will take five hours for the trains to travel the 407-kilometre route.
3. Mar 2016 at 23:01 | Compiled by Spectator staff