Cuts are happening in almost every sector across Croatia and in many other countries. While sometimes these cuts occur in sectors that we are fortunate enough to be able to overlook for the most part, public transport isn’t one of them. The public transport cuts made in Rijeka, which have occurred primarily owing to a drop in the number of drivers, has seen some citizens of the Rijeka area left completely without a direct connection to the city centre.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 15th of January, 2019, as has been announced by Rijeka’s public transport company, Autotrolej is unfortunately being forced into planning to abolish a number of departure points on their public transport lines, while part of the lines will have to run on a shortened route.
The new scheme for departures for Rijeka’s public transport company has been put down to the gradually diminishing number of drivers. Thankfully, the Rijeka company has made sure to soften the blow somewhat by pointing out that during their most frequented times during working days, the existing number of departures will remain as it is, meaning that Autotrolej’s services are set to remain at the same level for the typical arrival and departure times of people going to work and kids going to school, according to a report by Novi list.
Milan Popadić, the chairman of the council of the Municipal Board of Kantrida has spoken out on the occasion of this rather unwelcome “correction” of Autotrolej’s transport timetable. He pointed out that Autotrolej’s ”correction” of their timetable means that the unfortunate inhabitants of Marčeljeva Draga have now been left without any direct connection to Rijeka’s city centre whatsoever, for the very first time.
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