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Public Transport in Prague


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Metro
The Prague metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: green colour (Skalka station - Dejvická station), yellow colour (Černý most station - Zličín station), red colour (Nádraží Holešovice station - from 6/2004 extended to Ládví - Háje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Můstek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2 to 3 minutes during the workday rush hours and 4 to 10 minutes during off-peak hours.

Trams
Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to 24:00 a.m. Nighttime operation is from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for nighttime lines is Lazarská stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

Buses
The daytime and nighttime operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Nighttime service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 514. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

The Funicular
The Funicular onto Petřín Hill operates along the route Újezd - Nebozízek - Petřín. The Funicular operates daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (April - October) and from 9 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. (November - March) with traffic intervals from 10 to 15 minutes.

Prague City Transport Fares
Travelling by city transport is only possible with a valid ticket. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance. Tickets can be bought at selected Metro stations or in Dopravni podnik Information Centers, hotels, at news stands, travel bureaus, department stores, etc. Single tickets can also be bought from the slot machines located at Metro stations or near some stops of surface transport.

Ticket Inspection
The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors of Dopravní podnik at any time during travel or stay in the metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty (800 Kč, if paid at once 400 Kč) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight the inspector collects a penalty 50 Kč. To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.


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