From 2020, a new, more economical public transport timetable will be introduced on non-commercial Sundays. Although the Town Hall has not yet made the final decision, the matter seems to be a foregone conclusion. The new timetable will only cover selected lines at certain times. The busiest connections will not change.
The City Transport Authority announced that next year Warsaw residents should prepare for a new timetable, a more economical timetable for public transport on non-commercial Sundays. ZTM analyzes showed that the introduction of Sunday without trade significantly calmed down traffic on some lines.
The Town Hall wants to manage the connections more thoughtfully these days and is preparing correction schedules. They will not include the busiest lines used by passengers even on non-commercial Sundays. ZTM wants to limit journeys so-called “empty buses” that occur in some places in Warsaw.
Recent analyzes are underway. I would like to reassure the inhabitants of Warsaw that the new timetables, if we make such a decision, will concern the least popular connections, where buses and trams are normally empty.explains Robert Soszyński, vice president of Warsaw
Empty bus connections are money spent unnecessarily for the city. We can not afford it. Every decision will be supported by a thorough analysis, no popular lines will suffer – explains Soszyński.
Importantly, the changes will definitely not come into effect from January 1. The earliest new timetables will appear from February, although the official decision on this matter has not yet been made. According to the calculations of the city hall, the city budget can save up to PLN 25 million per year on more efficient management of public transport on non-commercial Sundays.