Trencin, March 3 (TASR) – Trencin and the Czech capital Prague will be connected by a new rail link, with the first train due to depart this Sunday, TASR learnt on Thursday.
A company called Arriva will be responsible for operating the line, with trains from Prague to Trencin leaving every Saturday morning and from Trencin to Prague every Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of people commute every day from Trencin and its vicinity to Prague for work or study. Until now, they’ve only been able to travel by a direct bus connection, stated director of Arriva Czech Republic Daniel Adamka.
“We’d like to offer people a convenient rail connection on this route. Buses bound for the Czech Republic travel along the D1 motorway, which is currently under reconstruction, and so very unreliable,” added Adamka, stressing that the line will also connect Trencin with other major Czech cities such as Pardubice, Prerov and Olomouc. No such connection has existed before now. It will take five hours for the trains to travel the 407-kilometre route.