Public transport moves closer to normal in Bratislava

More public transport vehicles in the streets mean better protection of passengers.

(Source: SME)

The Dopravný Podnik Bratislava (DPB) public transport company is moving closer to its pre-pandemic operation. This week it will intensify the traffic in two ways. As of Monday, May 18, it is cancelling its ‘COVID-19 regime’ that was introduced on tram and trolley lines and will advance the operation of trolley buses to the ‘school holiday regime’ during work days. As of Wednesday, May 20, the interval between trams will be shortened to six minutes during work days, except for tram Nr 7.

Related articlePublic transport in and around Bratislava changes Read more 

“The Bratislava public transport company is strengthening connections in conjunction with the increasing number of passengers,” DPB informed on social network. “By increasing the number of vehicles dispatched , the DPB will decrease the concentration of people in one vehicle and thus better protect passengers.”

Related articleChanges to tram transport in Bratislava due to resumed modernisation Read more 

The transport company has already boosted the operation of its recreational lines, i.e. bus numbers 29, 43, 52 and 144 going to Devín, Kačín, Potočná and Kamzík, during weekends until the end of October.

After the COVID-19 virus pandemic outbreak and the introduction of measures to prevent the virus from spreading on public transport on March 16, public transport in the city fell to 20 percent of normal demand.

“This demand has been gradually increasing and currently it accounts for about 40-50 percent of the pre-crisis level,” Bratislava city council wrote on social networks.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Bratislava

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

Bödör reportedly paid €50,000 for non-prosecution of ex-economy minister's nephew

The former minister has reportedly met with the investigator who informed on the case.

Peter Žiga

Fico and Kotleba have not been fined for being maskless yet

The police are dealing with violent protesters, but no politician has been penalized for calling on people not to wear masks.

Ex-police chief Lučanský in handcuffs

He is one of the eight people facing charges after Operation Judas.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.