Bratislava city transport optimises its routes

New timetable is effective as of May 27

The new public transport timetable is valid as of May 27.The new public transport timetable is valid as of May 27. (Source: Sme)

Public transport in Bratislava has been proven to be ineffective and is considered to be to be unattaractive and incomprehensible with its large number of routes, long distances between stops and long waiting times. The city’s public transport company Dopravný Podnik Bratislavy (DPB), as with other similar companies in Europe, is thus gradually optimising its routes. It has reduced the number and shortened the intervals between stops. DPB launched the new timetable for its trams and trolleybuses on May 27.

“The aim is to increase the quality of services for the travelling public,” the DPB writes on its website.

Now travelling by tram on both the Ružinov and Rača radials is shorter by one minute on average while travelling to the main train station should be shorter, too. DPB will also dispatch its low-floor trams more evenly on all the radials.

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In some cases, passengers would prefer direct routes, for example from the main train station to hospitals, according to Adriana Volfová, DPB spokesperson. While there is a direct bus route between the Kramáre hospital and the main station, other big hospitals in Bratislava do not have any direct connections from the main station.

“Public transport schemes are based on changing the routes as it is not possible to have direct routes to all places, even hospitals,” said Volfová, as cited by the TASR newswire.

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