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Public transport in Warsaw


mafketis 36 | 10,859
9 Oct 2023 #1
Here's an interesting video by an urbanist (not clear how much, if any, time he's spent in Warsaw) saying that the Polish capital is a model for how public transport should work in other cities (there are some comparisons with Toronto).

youtube.com/watch?v=0Kn2tL51bBs&t=4s

Thoughts?
Alien 18 | 4,845
9 Oct 2023 #2
Public transport

I don't know what it's like in Warsaw, but in Katowice, even during rush hours, the buses are quite empty and everyone drives cars.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,637
9 Oct 2023 #3
I don't know what it's like in Warsaw,

Very good,that I have seen anywhere in my life and very cheap.I dont use much now so just buy time ticket for 3.50 pln for 20 minute travel or if I have to travel a lot I top up my "Warszawska karta miejska" for 98 Pln for unlimited travel from the day of first travel.

Lot of cab companies too so I check all there apps and get the cheapest one,lately "free now" is doing very well.This time I paid only 15 pln from centrum to the airport.Uber is the most expensive one.
Alien 18 | 4,845
9 Oct 2023 #4
Uber is the most expensive one

How is this possible.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,637
9 Oct 2023 #5
I dont know,I have not used Uber maybe 2 years but check them always before ordering a cab and they are expensive in Warsaw then others and Free Now is the cheapest.
Atch 23 | 4,057
11 Oct 2023 #6
Best thing about public transport in Warsaw is the frequency and relative punctuality of trams and buses. Worst thing is the overcrowding. Buses need their own dedicated bus lanes because they frequently crawl along in heavy traffic. Metro needs expanding. The east side of the city is not very well connected with the other side. A journey across the river can involve can involve at least one tram and a bus or even two trams. However the new Metro line will help.
OP mafketis 36 | 10,859
11 Oct 2023 #7
Worst thing is the overcrowding

I'm not in Warsaw so often anymore but what i remember is waiting a while at a bus stop then several buses arriving together, as if in a herd.... doesn't happen where I live. Admittedly there's no single place with as many buses as say Plac Konstytucji but they do that all over Warsaw....
amiga500 4 | 1,538
11 Oct 2023 #8
However the new Metro line will help.

on the east side the metro line if following the 70s communist plans instead of taking note of the new neighbourhoods. despite all the objections by the urban planners and the lefties the city hall is sticking to their guns..
Cargo pants 3 | 1,637
11 Oct 2023 #9
Worst thing is the overcrowding.

Yes,someone stole my fone in a tram from Atrrium to centrum in a crowded tram from me or maybe I dropped it in 2019.My fault I had it in my back pocket half out.

Konstytucji but they do that all over Warsaw....

Yes but relatively its still easy,dont forget Warszawa is a capital and you are talking about centrum.
Atch 23 | 4,057
11 Oct 2023 #10
the metro line if following the 70s communist plans instead of taking note of the new neighbourhoods

I haven't looked at the details but I know that it's going through areas already pretty well served by trams and buses. Some of the trams are a bit of a walk, maybe 15 minutes but I think that's acceptable. People don't like it though, especially in bad weather. However some of the more outlying districts beyond the end of the tram line are the ones that really need the Metro as they rely entirely on rather infrequent bus services.


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