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New Cooperation Between Czech Railways and the Police of the Czech Republic Will Increase Safety on Trains

New Cooperation Between Czech Railways and the Police of the Czech Republic Will Increase Safety on Trains
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14 / 03 / 2023

As part of a joint project between ČD (Českí dráhy, Czech Railways) and the Police of the Czech Republic, police officers will now be able to travel more conveniently on the trains of the national carrier. Employees of the Czech Police on duty are then ready to assist train staff in dealing with any incidents when travelling on ČD trains. The reciprocal agreement between ČD and the Czech Police has been in force since March, and in the first ten days, about two hundred police officers have already taken advantage of the offer.

ČD and the Police of the Czech Republic have launched a project aimed at increasing safety and speeding up the resolution of potential incidents on trains. The essence of the cooperation is to offer better prices for transport on the national carrier's services. Police officers have the opportunity to purchase a virtual In Karta card with IN 25, IN 50 and IN 100 applications in the My Train mobile application at half price. The conductor will then identify the police officer when checking tickets and presenting an In Karta card on the train.

The cooperation will contribute to increasing the safety of both passengers and ČD employees. "If a security incident occurs during the journey, our train staff can ask the police officer present for help. An example of such a situation is a conflict with a passenger without a valid travel document. The involvement of police officers will help, thanks to their powers, to speed up the resolution of such situations, which may also have an impact on train delays, as it is not necessary to wait for the arrival of police officers at the nearest suitable station," says Michal Krapinec, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ČD.

"I am pleased that thanks to our cooperation with ČD that we have been able to offer another of the many important benefits to police officers and civil servants. In connection with this benefit, we reminded our officers once again of the provisions of Section 10 of the Police Act of the Czech Republic, which stipulates the obligation to perform an act if public order or security is threatened, even during off-duty hours," said Police President Martin Vondrášek.

Together with the police, the national carrier is also intensively dealing with the graffiti situation. Spray-painted trains are a problem, especially in large agglomerations such as Prague or Brno. Last year, 400 cases of graffiti were registered, and the damage caused by sprayers exceeded CZK 5 million. The costs of removing graffiti could be used much more efficiently, e.g. to improve the comfort of travel or services. Czech Railways is therefore preparing security actions, etc. along with police officers.

Source: Czech Railways and the Police of the Czech Republic


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