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New Ticket Type and Winter Schedule – Public Transportation

Debrecen introduces new tickets price for transportation and starts winter schedule early due to the re-introduction of online learning.

For the first time in Hungary, a time-based ticket will be introduced for public transport in Debrecen according to Deputy Mayor Lajos Barcsa during the first online press conference on Wednesday.

Lajos Barcsa (Fidesz-KDNP) said the ticket could be used by passengers on trams and buses for the duration of an hour from 1 January 2021. The tickets can also be purchased using a mobile phone app.

He also announced that the mayor László Papp had undertaken an initiative in the general assembly, suggesting that the tickets should not be increased in 2021. Accordingly, tickets redeemed will continue to cost HUF 350, those redeemed at the driver will cost HUF 450, and the new time-based ticket will cost HUF 400, he explained.

Attila Nagy, CEO of DKV Debreceni Közlekedési Zrt. said they will switch to the holiday schedule from 23rd November due to the re-introduction of online learning for secondary and higher education institutions and thus are likely to work from home.

Due to the curfew, trams run every 15-20 minutes and buses every 30-40 minutes in Debrecen in the evening, the CEO explained.

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