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From Airport To Center: Tough Ride

In Travel on September 24, 2007 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: ,

In a normal city you would expect a special bus line that goes from the international airport to the city center. Not everybody can afford a cab, and not everybody likes cabs as such.

In Brno, the airport is served by regular bus line number 76 that has about ten stops on the way to the center and thus is used also by people from the neighborhood the bus goes through. And it is also used by people who work in the industrial zone that neighbors the airport.

Result?

I took a test ride about three days ago. Six people boarded the bus at the airport, all of them had the now-favorite trolleys, huge suitcases on wheels. These suitcases jam-packed the aisle and seats. From the second bus stop on the way to the center it was practically impossible to board the bus as a normal passenger.

Brno Transport Authority should use special buses with less seats and more space for suitcases and luggage in general. It should not stop on the way between the two end-stations. I am quite sure airline travellers would appreciate it. And they would not need to ask the are-we-there-yet question, just like a certain U.K. couple did during my test ride.

Plus I can imagine a better route for the bus than the one it is taking now with the bus stops on the way. It goes through one street that is one of the worst in the city. Nothing to be proud of. Sometimes it feels as if a JFK shuttle on the way to Central Park West was going through the worst part of Harlem. No offense to New Yorkers….

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4 Responses to “From Airport To Center: Tough Ride”

  1. […] Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word lists drawbacks of the bus service that connects Brno downtown and its airport: “In Brno, the airport is served by regular bus line number 76 that has about ten stops on […]

  2. Oddly enough the exact same situation obtains with the bus from Glasgow Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street railway station.

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