A Christmas bus and train will bring joy to the residents of Karlovy Vary

A Christmas bus and train will bring joy to the residents of Karlovy Vary

City hopes to boost citizens’ morale after government bans Christmas market operations

At the end of October, the Czech town of Karlovy Vary proudly announced that it had started preparations for the festive season. More specifically, the municipality unveiled its initial plan to organize Christmas markets with around twenty stalls to celebrate Advent. On November 25, however, the Czech government declared a state of emergency, banning the operations of festive markets and imposing numerous restrictions.

Now, although the city had to cancel its previous plans, it is still committed to raising the Christmas spirit of its citizens. Thus, the Karlovy Vary Transport Company has announced that it will launch a Christmas bus and train to cheer up the inhabitants and celebrate the end of the year holidays.

Christmas themed transport

The aforementioned bus will be colorful and richly decorated, with nearly 1,000 light bulbs making it glow on winter nights. This bus will enter service on Sunday 28 November.

In addition, the transport company of Karlovy Vary also leaving a Christmas train on Saturday November 27. The train will be a festive attraction and will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 19.

A ticket for the Christmas train will cost 20 CZK (0.78 EUR) for people over 15 and will be free for passengers using the Vary Virtual app. Timetables and stops for both Christmas vehicles are available on the Karlovy Vary Transport Company website.

Commenting on the Christmas transport and the recent government announcement, Deputy Mayor Tomáš Trtek shared: “Time is really hard. We had to cancel the Christmas markets, but luckily no one banned the Christmas bus and train. And we are delighted. »

As the pandemic threatens to steal yet another Christmas, it’s heartening to see cities working hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive and bring joy to their citizens.

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