Tagged: public transport

Prag streetcar used for film shootings

Prag Tram On Tires

Beginning of July I noticed a highly unusual streetcar close to Prague’s Strossmayerovo square. It was a bit shorter than usual, audibly powered by a combustion engine and – most notably – it was...

locomotive pram

Taking the Train or the Pram?

What does this sign tell us? A) How to get to the trains and the prams. B) Which way to take when you drive your locomotive or push a pram.  

Allrounder ferryman in Prague


This man is a real all-rounder:  masseur, psychologist, therapist and ferryman. You can use his services in Prague on the river Vltava between Praha-Sedlec and Praha-Zámky – just down the hill from the famous...

Lubrication Tram in Prague

Reverse Sightseeing Tour on a Lubricating Tram

What to do this weekend… How about a “reverse” sightseeing tour through Prague in your living room chair, watching the streets from Prague’s Lubricating Tram. That special train runs every day about 200 km...

What is a “Fíra”?

Maybe not what you think. In the “railway slang” it means “metro driver”, as you can read on this job advertisement.

Do-It-Yourself Public Transport

On Tuesday, passengers lent a hand to push-start their tram. The train (model Škoda 15T, weighing 42 metric tons) had stopped exactly at a dead point between two overhead wires.  

What the Prague Metro Can Learn From Submarines

Since I have an appointment today in another part of Prague, I am thinking about ways how the Prague transport authorities could solve the problem with flooded metro tunnels in the most elegant manner.

Crowded: 225 Students in a Bus

Instead of the regular 150 passengers, students of the University of Agriculture in Prague managed to cram 225 people into a bus of the line 107. This event was not only fun but also...

Woman Overrun Twice by Metro

This drunken woman fell on the tracks at the station Hůrka and was overrun twice by metro trains. Surprisingly, she didn’t even notice it (just like the drivers) and got away entirely without injuries.