It is comfortable, safe and cheap. And it reaches everywhere. And with the price of fuel soaring, it's worth switching to it. The capital city reminds about the advantages of Warsaw Public Transport (WTP). The next edition of the campaign promoting public transport has just started.
The city cares about the environment and comfort, reduces the emission of harmful substances and the level of noise in the streets. Diesel buses are gradually being replaced by low- and zero-emission vehicles – hybrids, gas carriers and electricity (conventional buses will halve by 2030). The rolling stock is becoming more and more modern – new trams, SKM trains and subways reach the capital. More tracks and sheds are turning green. The number of intersections with priority for transport vehicles and bus lanes is increasing.
Why switch to WTP? For PLN 98, you can drive all WTP vehicles and trains of the Mazowieckie Railway and the Warsaw Access Railway in both ticket zones for 30 days. Forget about driving a car, looking for parking space and paying PLN 300 a week.
The car emits approx. 140 g/km of carbon dioxide per person, bus only 11 g/km per person. Statistically, one person and a "fraction" of the other are driving in one car in Warsaw (it is not even two passengers). The bus can take over 100 people, the tram even about 200, SKM trains several hundred and metro over a thousand passengers. Fewer cars mean fewer pollutants in the air and less carbon dioxide emissions.
Public transport will get you quickly and safely to your home, school, workplace, theater or cinema. The subway will take you all over the city from north to south in less than 40 minutes. An attractive WTP network allows you to reach the most distant areas of the city and agglomeration, as well as all important places (offices, health care, institutions). And the timetables are coordinated, for example, with the railway.
The city communication is friendly for people with disabilities, the elderly and parents travelling with children in wheelchairs. Bus lines are operated exclusively by low-floor vehicles, similarly to the Fast Urban Railway lines.
The progressive tariff integration and the developed P+R system of transfer car parks (Park and Drive) also encourage you to switch to transport and leave your car at home.
In Warsaw and the agglomeration there are more than 300 day and night bus lines and 26 tram lines. There are more than 1,600 buses, 400 tram trains, 54 metro trains and 28 Fast City Rail trains every day during rush hours.
WTP tickets can be purchased in nearly 5 thousand places – stationary and mobile ticket machines (all buses, trams and SKM trains are equipped with ticket machines), points of sale and Passenger Service Points. Mobile applications are also a popular sales channel.