New public transit app released

The city has a more up-to-date phone app for planning trips

The new mobile application PID Info goes into full operation after three months of testing and fine-tuning. It replaces the existing application put out by the Prague Public Transport Company (DPP).

The new app, available for free for Android and iOS, brings more up-to-date information to users such as warnings about current route changes and special events and info on the current state of barrier-free access.

“Now, the residents of Prague can get a fine-tuned mobile application that extends to trains and suburban buses with the necessary up-to-date information on possible extraordinary circumstances. I am glad that we have managed to reconcile all the information into one application so that our passengers will no longer get lost in the ever-larger transport system,” Prague Deputy Mayor Petr Dolínek (ČSSD) said in a press release.

It also has extensive information about the entire Prague Integrated Transport (PID) system including rail and regional buses in Central Bohemia.

The core of the app is route planner that helps people find out how to get to their destination. The app works with GPS and can also show the closest stops along with current timetables. People can also select parameters such as low floor and barrier-free for their searches, as well as fast or slow connections.

Maps of the public transport system can be downloaded for later use. Online maps show stops, current schedules for each platform and ticket sales points with opening hours.

Parking lots with their current occupancy can also be searched.

The app works in English, but some of the update information on closed stops is currently only in Czech.

There are links to contact info including Facebook, The app can also be used to purchase SMS tickets.

Users of the existing DPP Info application will automatically be updated to the new PID Info. Users of the PID Info BETA test version will automatically be prompted to download the final PID Info version.

ROPID director Petr Tomčík also praised the new app. “The greatest benefit of the new application is to link timetable information with current closures or extraordinary events. The app user gets all current information in one place. For trains and buses, the application also shows an up-to-date position in relation to the timetable,” he said.

Michal Fišer, CEO of city-run technology firm Operátor ICT, said more changes are coming. “Starting in the middle of this year, we will launch a completely new and modern pay-as-you-go system of transport. Passengers will be able to make payments in the Prague Public Transport and in Central Bohemia via a mobile application. In addition, people will be able to record fares not only on the Lítačka card, but also on a regular payment card used in the Czech Republic or, for example, on the Czech Railways’ IN card,” he said.

“We will also create a user-friendly e-shop that will support the purchase of coupons online. We are working closely with ROPID, so we will also include the PID Info application in the Virtual Sweep project. With this step, Prague will acquire a modern transport system, we will have a functional environment that will focus on the comfort of passengers,” he added.

To get the PID Info app, visit pid.cz/en/mobile-app

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