Operating until the end of October
The train has two carriages, one of which allows for the transportation of an increased number of bicycles. It operates at weekends and on holidays from 24th March 2012 to 28th October 2012. In one day, the train makes twice the journey there and twice back. The train destined mainly for cyclists is always the second carriage with fewer seats and special room for bicycles.
The timetable has undergone only slight changes. It leaves Masarykovo nádraží at 9:10 and 13:41 and leaves Slaný at 11:31 and 17:07. Unlike last year, the cycle train’s operation should not be disrupted by any longer closures.
Opencard and tickets
Along with the CD tariff, the cycle train is also part of Prague Integrated Transportation (PIT). It is, therefore, possible to combine the CD tariff with e.g. a PIT seasonal ticket. Individual PIT tickets can only be used for journeys from Praha Masarykovo nádraží to Hostivice. If you travel further, you need a CD ticket as well. Seasonal PIT tickets can be used as far as Podlešín train station. Passengers with bikes pay 25 CZK for the bike or 50 CZK for the whole day for journeys by more trains.
Cycle train is popular
“Last year, the total number of 5730 passengers made use of the cycle train, transporting 690 bikes. Compared to the year 2010, this number represents approximately a 20 per cent increase,“ said the spokesperson for ROPID Filip Drápal. The objective of the cycle train is to bring tourists and cyclists closer to some attractive destinations, such as the ruin of Okoř castle, St. Peter’s and Paul’s Rotunda in Budeč, the birthplace of Ota Pavel in Buštěhrad or the area of Zákolanský brook. It is a unique tip for a trip close to Prague.