The 119 bus line, which stops between the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station and Václav Havel Airport, will be reinforced from mid-June. Instead of more frequent connections, two 119 buses will be operating from each metro on summer weekends.
Ropid, the organizer of Prague public transportation, has planned to strengthen the bus line 119 on weekends and holidays from 15 June to 15 September, and the two buses will run between 9 am and 8 pm.
In 2016, the transportation department tested the Van Hool AGG 300 bus, which accommodates more passengers than the existing SOR articulated buses. However, the bus rental tender had to be canceled as no company participated.
“We are reinforcing buses on line 119 as the main tourist season is starting. Doubled connections will solve capacity problems at longer metro intervals during the weekend when one bus connecting each metro is no longer enough,” said Ropid spokesman, Filip Drápal.
In the direction towards Nádraží Veleslavín, the interval between connections will be shortened to 3-4 minutes. In the opposite direction, buses from Nádraží Veleslavín will operate in pairs. “It is a temporary solution until the acquisition of higher capacity buses than the current 18-meter articulated vehicles,” added Drápal.
Information about other changes in Prague’s public transport in June is provided by the website pid.cz.