Nymburk – The Blanice boat has been active since Saturday as a new ferry between the banks of the river Elbe. It is free to use for anyone who has to return from the center of Zábava and back. It is part of the measures to temporarily replace the footbridge for pedestrians.
The starting places are made for the rest of the pillars of the decorated walkway. The boat works for classic waving. Traffic will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. "One ride takes 5 to 8 minutes", said Mayor Pavel Fojtík, who participated in the opening on Saturday afternoon. The boat seats around 50 passengers and takes its bikes and strollers on board.
The town hall has to conclude a contract with the operator of the ship until April next year. So the ferry works all winter. The operation costs about CZK 200,000 per month and fully reimburses the city from its budget. This complements the already established regular buses, which also run free of charge.