The Prague Public Transport Company (DPP) will start to use for four months a bus – almost 25-meter-long – on a line connecting the city with the airport. The three-section bus is made by Belgian firm VanHool.
The bi-articulated bus arrived in Prague Oct. 31 and is currently at the garage in Řepy.
The new bus may reinforce the 119 bus line until the city puts a planned railway to the airport into operation. Afterwards, similar long buses may be introduced on other lines.
The need for higher capacity buses first emerged in 2014 with a significant increase in passengers using Vaclav Havel Airport. 2015 only confirmed the trend and the burden on public transport is likely to grow this year.
The same model bus is already in use in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.