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Free Transport in Warsaw - 'Car Free Day'


ukpolska3 3 | 8
21 Sep 2015 #1
Hi guys,

Not sure if anyone knows this but tomorrow is 'Car Free Day' in Warsaw so this means that you will get free travel throughout the city.

Quoting from the link below:
On that day you can travel without a valid ticket on a bus, underground, tram, SKM (Fast Urban Train), Koleje Mazowieckie trains or Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa (Warsaw Commuter Railways) in the "ZTM-KM-WKD Integrated Ticket" area. Additionally, you can leave your car at one of ""Park and Ride" carparks free of charge.

ztm.waw.pl/aktualnosci.php?i=1478&c=100&l=2
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
21 Sep 2015 #2
Fantastic - but how many visitors and others wont know, so will still punch their tickets? There is always a lack of proper notification - a relic of communism.

BTW - London style "Oystercards" are going to be introduced next year Poland wide. And not a moment too soon. This punching of tickets in stupidly situated locations is a remnant of a totalitarian age, and for the convenience of the seller, not the fee-paying passenger.
Harry
22 Sep 2015 #3
Fantastic - but how many visitors and others wont know, so will still punch their tickets?

None: the machines are switched off that day.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,908
22 Sep 2015 #4
BTW - London style "Oystercards" are going to be introduced next year Poland wide.

Already introduced in Poznan for a while now. They're not bad (now that the initial absurdities have been fixed), but the fare system could only be devised by a madman.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
22 Sep 2015 #5
This is going to be everywhere in the EU, nothing typically ... Polish ;). As like most people in Warsaw, I have a monthly card so I don't care if today "darmowy" ;). I seriously doubt that people used to drive their cars will take public transportation today.

Once again instead of taking care of real problems, EU gives us some bs...
OP ukpolska3 3 | 8
22 Sep 2015 #6
No one said anything about it being typically Polish InPolska and wow, you are a miserable so and so aren't you. lol
This place don't change pmsl :)
Harry
22 Sep 2015 #7
the fare system could only be devised by a madman.

Do you have reduced prices in Poznan for people who pay their taxes in Poznan? In Warsaw monthly tram/bus ticket prices are lower for people who pay their taxes here.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
22 Sep 2015 #8
In Warsaw, today exactly the way it is normally ;). I travelled 1. from Centrum to Gocławek and 2. Gocławek to Ursynów and 3. back to Centrum (for those who know Warsaw) and nothing different. What did they expect? Do they think Poles and more generally Europeans, since EU thing, are stupid and will give up their cars to travel by most often overcrowed and unreliable public transportation because Brussels have said "so"????

Instead of such crap nobody cares about, why don't Brussels bureaucrats try to deal with real problems? ;)
Ziemowit 13 | 3,820
22 Sep 2015 #9
why don't Brussels bureaucrats try to deal with real problems? ;)

What are the real problems that Brussels bureaucrats should deal with?
delphiandomine 83 | 17,908
22 Sep 2015 #10
In terms of travelling, it would be a great start if Brussels could finally implement a EU-wide registration system for public transport.

For instance - I was organising a school trip to the Polish-German border in Frankfurt. We had our hotel in Słubice, and on the 2nd day, some of the kids wanted to visit some attraction in Frankfurt that wasn't accessible by public transport or by walking there. I went to the bus driver and asked him if he could take us there - I had some extra cash for "whatever", but he explained that he couldn't do it because he needed to file a bunch of extra paperwork (and pay some taxes) just to be able to drive there. As he explained - it was complete nonsense, and that he would've done it happily if it wasn't for the bureaucracy.

A genuine single market would allow the bus driver to go there without any controls. It's getting better and better every year, but there's still a lot of annoying protectionist things that are barely legal in the EU.


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