České dráhy will increase the capacity of train transport services in connection with the Easter holidays and the one-day Easter school break. Supporting passenger carriages, which are to increase the capacity of trains in the most demanded directions, will be added to trains before the long weekend and especially on Easter Monday.

České dráhy will add the supporting passenger carriages to long-distance trains already on Wednesday (27 March) afternoon and also the following day, Thursday 28 March. In the direction to Prague, the extended-capacity trains will only return on Easter Monday (1 April) in the afternoon and also on Tuesday (2 April) in the morning. The supporting carriages will be included in the busiest connections on various long-distance lines, especially those connecting the metropolis with Northern Moravia (Ostrava / Bohumín), Moravian Wallachia and Moravia Slovakia, and those travelling from the metropolis to České Budějovice, Cheb and Hradec Králové.

In spite of the capacity increase of individual train services, it is necessary to take into account the fact that, especially during rush hours, the trains may be highly occupied in some sections. That is why we recommend passengers to make reservations for trains. These can be obtained free of charge for trains without a reservation requirement, when ordered in the E-shop together with the ticket. Free tickets are available not only on domestic services, but also on cross-border long-distance services from the Czech Republic to foreign countries and back. Passengers will thus have a guaranteed seat and the carrier will get a better overview of the occupancy of individual train connections. Passengers without seat reservations should consider using trains during off-peak hours or using another less frequent day for their journeys. This may be particularly relevant for Easter Monday afternoon travelling.

The availability of individual connections can be verified in the My Train mobile application or in the E-shop of České dráhy. Reservation schemes are displayed there for train services managed not only by the Czech reservation system “ARES”, but also for other international trains included in foreign reservation systems – e.g. Austrian, Hungarian or Slovak ones. If the majority of seats for a train are already marked as reserved, passengers should count on high occupancy rates.

ČD's long-distance train