‘Every public transit stop in Prague’ is an unusual blog created by US student Guy Tabachnik, who spent a few years in the Czech capital studying Czech language and linguistics. His unusual project, which maps all of Prague’s 2,500 tram, metro and bus stops, helped him to discover the city, from the centre all the way to the outskirts.
Women’s only compartments in some trains operated by Czech state rail
company, Czech Railways, does not amount to discrimination according to
Czech ombudswoman Anna Šabatová.
The compartments amount to a legitimate move to try and increase the safety on women when travelling, she explained. Several complaints against the compartments, sometimes almost empty when the rest of the train is full, have been lodged with Šabatová’s office.
Czech Railways introduced the compartments in 2012 following the example of some foreign rail companies. Czech Railways said only a very few seats on trains were reserved exclusively in this way for women.
Two people were killed and two injured when a car ran into four people by a
shopping centre in Prague 10 on Tuesday afternoon. A woman and a man died
at the scene despite receiving medical attention. The injured pair are
women aged 72 and 63, a spokesperson for the city’s rescue services said.
Police said the driver of the car, a 67-year-old man, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The incident is being investigated.
Prague’s Libeň Bridge reopened to cars and trams on Saturday morning. It
had been closed for around a month to all except pedestrians around a month
ago over safety concerns. However, a report by the Technical Administration
of Communications judged that the bridge, which dates from 1928, could be
While the experts said the structure was capable of carrying vehicles of up to 11 tonnes, a limit of 6 tonnes is being imposed.
A footbridge in Prague’s Troja district collapsed in December, injuring four people, two seriously.
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