The Universal card of a Prague citizen: Opencard

Prague Opencard The Universal card of a Prague citizen called Opencard finds more users every day.

Up to now, the card could have been used as a library card in 33 Prague City libraries, and as a pay card for parking in Prague. The Card of Prague citizens expands its functions; it should work as a pre-paid coupon for Prague Public Transport, too.

It was announced as one of the upgrades, the Prague Public Transport company prepared for improving their services in 2008.

Prague City Hall had invested into the project about 165 mil. czk and has distributed 3500 cards. It is, however, much less, than expected; estimations were to distribute fifty thousands cards up to now.

In 2009 Opencards should start working as regular credit cards, too.