A new weekend train connection linking Wrocław and Prague is set to launch before the end of the year.
Last week talks took place with representatives from the Lower Silesia and Pardubice Regional Governments, as well as train operators Koleje Dolnośląskie and Leo Express.
Going by the words of Tymoteusz Myrda, a Lower Silesian politician who attended the meeting, a deal to start the weekend service later this year has been agreed.
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Writing on Facebook, Mydra said that he hoped the new connection would increase tourist traffic between the two countries.
It is likely that the train will make its first journey in December, when the new train timetable comes into place. Although the new route is described as ‘direct’, it may also involve an organised change of trains at Usti Nad Orlici – hence the cooperation between Koleje Dolnośląskie and Leo Express.
Leo Express already operate a service between Kraków ad Prague. Prices start at 4.5 euros, however in reality many tickets cost 4-6 times that price. Tickets on the Wrocław – Prague train should nonetheless be cheaper given the lesser distance involved.