The municipality reached this decision based on the results of traffic surveys and data from the system of automatic counting of passengers in vehicles, Jana Fričová, spokeswoman for the municipality, told ČTK today. The options for searching for connections on the company’s website have also been expanded.
In particular, little-used morning connections on weekdays are cancelled, for example bus line 102 departing from the bus station at 4:45, bus line 105, which left Kokonín at 5:56, or line 113 departing at 5:40 from the bus station. In all cases, passengers can use other services that go in the same direction at the same time or just a few minutes later. For example, the evening service of line 107, which left at 20:20 from Žižkova vrch, or several afternoon services of line 118 from Jablonecké Pasek will not run.
From November, the public transport website jr.jabloneckadopravni.cz also offers news, adapted for viewing on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The new version makes it possible to quickly find out the nearest train departures from the stop where the passenger is currently standing. “When the passenger scans the QR code in the upper right corner of the posted timetables, the search engine page with the departures of the nearest trains from the stop where they are standing will be displayed on their mobile phone, including current information about the delay,” said the director of Jablonecké transport Luboš Wejnar.
According to Wejnar, you can go to other functions of the search engine from the page via the menu. “The new QR codes have been on pasted timetables since November, easily identified by the underlined word DEPARTURES to the left of the QR code,” he said. Another web innovation is a map of current public transport operations, on which all currently running connections and stops are displayed. “After turning on or clicking on a connection, its route on the map and detail with additional information, current delay and the time of the last information from the vehicle will be displayed,” he added.
Since February, public transport in Jablonec nad Nisou has been provided by the transport company ČSAD Slaný from the ICOM Transport group. The contract was awarded to a new carrier for five years, which will operate in the second largest city in the Liberec region until the end of January 2028. ICOM purchased 27 new hybrid buses for Jablonec – 23 large Mercedes and four Roshero minibuses, which were made according to the city’s requirements. They have air conditioning, an information system, Wi-Fi and USB charging, all cars are low-floor and passengers can see the stops on the monitor in the car.