Ljubljana getting regular passenger boat line
Ljubljana, 18 June - Ljubljana is to get a regular passenger boat line on the Ljubljanica river before the end of this year, a city official has announced according to a Delo report on Thursday.
Initially operating in test mode, the 101 river line will have six stops, the planned starting or final stops being the Grain Bridge (Žitni Most) on the edges of the city centre and Livada, south of the city centre, the newspaper report says.
According to the head of municipal department for economic activities and transport David Polutnik, who announced the test line during question and answers time in town hall, the line will be subject to exactly the same regime as the city's bus network, meaning it will be possible to pay with the Urbana bus card at 1.30 euros a ride.
The boat will be available once per hour on the hour between 7am and 6pm during weekdays and between 9am and 8pm during the weekend.
The project has been planned for some time and was originally meant to be launched on 1 May, but has been delayed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The line will be operated by the city's public transport company LPP, which will use a boat that has already been running a commercial line on the river. Other boat owners have already expressed interest as well.