Thousands of seats more: railways boost train service for Christmas

As people usually travel to be with their loved ones for Christmas, Slovak railways will add 5,700 seats in total.

Travelling by trains, illustrative stock photo. Travelling by trains, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Sme)

The Slovak Railway Company (ZSSK) will boost railways during the Christmas holidays and around the New Year, the Sme daily wrote. Expecting an increased number of passengers in this season, it will send two special express trains from Bratislava through Žilina and Košice, and two in the opposite direction.

“ZSSK will also boost the busiest route with 35 selected Inter City (IC) trains; in total 75 second-class carriages, meaning 5,700 extra seats,” ZSSK spokesman Tomáš Kováč told Sme on December 18.

“Moreover, ZSSK will send 22 extra trains of various categories around Christmas, New Year and the Epiphany holidays,” he added.

All these trains and the seats in the extra carriages of the IC trains are included in the sale and booking system.

“For their own travel comfort we recommend passengers to secure a seat on time – although most ZSSK trains do not have obligatory seat reservations,” board member and marketing manager of ZSSK, Karol Martinček, explained.

ZSSK also recommends passengers to use alternative purchase methods, like advance ticket sales and the internet, to avoid queues at ticket offices.

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