All Saints’ Day is coming soon. From Saturday, October 28, further cemetery lines will be launched. The traffic organization near the necropolis will also change.
Road traffic in the vicinity of most cemeteries will be limited. Only public transport vehicles, taxis and holders of “H” (for commercial businesses), “T” (for people with disabilities, employees of institutions located on a given street and residents) and “M” (municipal services) identifiers will be able to drive on some streets. and state and diplomatic missions). Special parking lots will be designated near the necropolis, and traffic will be directed by the police.
Changes from Saturday
The first changes in traffic organization will be introduced in the area of the Bródno Cemetery. On Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, individual drivers will not drive along Św. Wincentego, between Rondo Żaba and Gilarska Street. In Bielany, Wólczyńska Street on the section from Arkuszowa to K. Wóycickiego and K. Wóycickiego Street at the main gate of the cemetery will be closed to individual cars and excluded from parking. Only Warsaw Public Transport buses will run there.
Drivers must expect more significant changes on Wednesday, November 1. On this day, the following places will be closed to cars: streets of St. Wincentego, Odrowąż and Wysocki, as well as a fragment of Mother Teresa Street from Kolkata – from Saint. Wincentego to Rembielińska. Parking lots will be designated at Matki Teresa z Kolkata and Wysocki streets.
Special traffic organization will also be introduced in the vicinity of the Northern Cemetery – only local residents will be allowed to enter Wólczyńska and Arkuszowa streets. Wóycickiego Street at the main gate of the cemetery will also be partially closed.
People going by car to the Powązki Cemetery or the Military Cemetery should remember that they will not enter Powązkowska Street from Okopowa or from the Home Army Route. From Krasińskiego Street you will only be able to go to Tatarska. The road of Okopowa Street towards Ochota will also be closed, on the section from the Zgrupowania AK Radosława roundabout to Anielewicza Street. Parking lots will be provided on the line in the opposite direction. You will also be able to leave your car on the streets: Gen. Maczka, the so-called old Powązkowska, Okopowa, Tatarska and Ostroroga.
Wola Cemetery and Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery
You can conveniently reach these cemeteries (Sowińskiego stop) by special buses on the lines: C12 (Okopowa – Cm. Wolski – Powązki), C84 (Pl. Narutowicza – Cm. Wolski – Cm. Północny), which you can board, among others: at the Bemowo and Płocka metro stations (C12 only). You can also get here by regular lines 105, 194, 197, 255, 713, 716 and Z26, as well as by tram 76 (Metro Młociny – Fort Wola).
Near the cemetery, one-way traffic will be introduced on the following streets: Sowińskiego from Pustola street towards Jana Olbrachta and Pustola from Antka Rozpylacza street towards Redutowa.
On Wednesday, November 1, buses and trams from 24 additional lines will hit the streets of Warsaw – some of them will run as often as every 1-2 minutes. Public transport will have priority in the area of cemeteries, so it is better to leave the car at home and choose Warsaw Public Transport.
Cemetery buses and trams will run from: 7-19. The exceptions are lines C11 and C90, which take passengers to the vicinity of the Powązki Cemetery. Many people go there for a walk after sunset, so these buses will run from: 7-21.
In addition to special lines, access to cemeteries will also be possible by buses and trams of regular lines, which is why many of them will run more frequently and vehicles with larger capacities will be used to serve them. Additional bus stops will be opened near cemeteries. On-demand stops, which are in the immediate vicinity of the necropolis, will operate permanently on these days – buses will stop there without the need to signal such a need.
On this day, the largest number of trams and buses will run on routes – most cemetery lines will run with a frequency of 3-5 minutes. The most frequent line will be C09 – buses connecting the Młociny Metro node with the main gate of the Northern Cemetery will arrive every minute. Buses on line C13 on the route between the Bródnowski and Północne cemeteries will run approximately every 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Many people going to cemeteries will use the metro, which on November 1 – during the period of peak passenger traffic – will run every 3 minutes on the M1 line and every 3.5 minutes on the M2 line.
In total, together with regular bus and tram lines, over 1,300 buses and 250 trams will hit the capital’s streets. Traffic supervision instructors and informants will also go to work to ensure that passengers reach Warsaw cemeteries efficiently and safely.
Buses and trams on Saturday and Sunday
First buses will run from Saturday, October 21 cemetery linesj C40 – connect the Młociny transfer hub with the largest necropolis in Warsaw, the Northern Cemetery.
On Saturday and Sunday before All Saints’ Day, trams will run according to the Saturday timetable, and buses and metro will run according to weekend timetables.
On October 28 and 29, trams and buses from special cemetery lines will hit the routes. They will take you to the most important Warsaw necropolises: to the Bródno Cemetery – trams lines C1, C4, C6, buses lines C11, C13; Powązkowski – trams of the C1 line, C11, C90 buses; Northern – C09, C13, C40, C84. Trams no. 3 and buses no. 169, 173, 181, 183, 189, 409, 500, Z26 will run more frequently. Additionally, at selected stops “on request” – without the need for passengers to signal – buses of the lines: 103, 115, 122, 129, 139, 142, 145, 161, 164, 173, 177, 178, 180, 181, 183 , 185, 187, 189, 191, 193, 194, 200, 209, 210, 212, 213, 245, 251, 409, 514, 702, 703, 706, 707, 709, 710, 711, 712, 714, 715 , 721, 724, 727, 728, 731, 737, 738, 739, 742. Additional stops – at the Orthodox Cemetery in Wola – will be buses of lines 517 and 105, 167, Z26 and C84.
On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Buses of lines C40 and 409 will continue to run. Additionally, buses of lines 103, 115, 122, 129, 139, 142, 145, 161, 164, 173, 177 will stop at selected stops “on request” without the need for passengers to signal. 178, 180, 181, 183, 185, 187, 189, 191, 193, 194, 200, 209, 210, 212, 213, 245, 251, 303, 305, 317, 401, 402, 409, 514, 7 02, 703, 706, 707, 709, 710, 711, 712, 714, 715, 721, 724, 727, 728, 731, 737, 738, 739, 742, 743, 809 and 815.
On Wednesday, November 1
On All Saints’ Day, special traffic organization will apply in the area of all larger Warsaw cemeteries. Tram lines C1, C4 and C6 and bus lines C07, C09, C11, C12, C13, C14, C20, C27, C37, C40, C47, C50, C51, C56, C69, C70, C81, C84, C88, C89 will be launched. , C90.
Trams and metro will run according to the Saturday timetable, and buses will run according to the holiday timetable, but the frequency of lines 3, 76, 110, 115, 142, 147, 161, 173, 180, 181, 183, 189, 191 will be increased. , 211, 409, 709, 727, 731 and Z26. Trams of line 25 will run on the tracks, and selected bus and tram lines will be served by vehicles with larger capacity.
Bus lines 103, 106, 114, 120, 122, 136, 139, 145, 156, 160, 161, 169, 180, 181, 191, 213, 221, 250, 263, 409, 500, 724 will run on changed routes. 727 , 735, 737, 739, 742, 750, L-5, L38, L39, Z26. Traveling by buses to Cm. Południowy in Antoninów (727, 737, C37, C47) and to Palmir (C81) will be possible with tickets valid for zone 1 (along the entire route).
Additionally, buses on the lines: 115, 122, 129, 139, 142, 145, 161, 164, 173, 177, 178, 180, 181, 183, 185 will stop at selected stops “on request” (without the need for passengers to signal). , 187, 189, 191, 193, 194, 200, 209, 210, 211, 213, 245, 251, 514, 702, 703, 706, 707, 709, 710, 711, 712, 714, 715, 721, 724 , 727, 728, 731, 737, 738, 739, 742. Additional stops will be provided by buses 517 and 105, 167, Z26, C12 and C84 at the Orthodox Cemetery in Wola.
More information and detailed timetables on the ZTM and WTP websites.
Cleaning at and in cemeteries
Before All Saints’ Day, the City Cleaning Authority (ZOM) carried out additional cleaning of the streets, sidewalks and bus stops in the vicinity of cemeteries. The clean-up concerns both the areas near the largest necropolises, such as the Northern Cemetery, Powązki Cemetery and Bródno Cemetery, as well as smaller, local ones, e.g. the cemetery in Marysin Wawerski or Wilanów. Additional cleaning is also being ordered for temporary bus loops and parking lots. However, in the first days of November, cleaning teams will empty bins on sidewalks and bus stops more often, up to 6 times a day. In case of sudden littering, the City Cleaning Authority will send emergency cleaning teams and the ZOM Emergency Cleaning Service.
Necropolis managers should ensure the cleanliness of cemeteries themselves, including providing waste containers. Waste from the candle and flower trade is obliged to be removed by sellers.
Safety on the capital’s necropolises and roads
Crowds make grave visitors easy prey for pickpockets. Older people are most often the victims of criminals in cemeteries. In turn, thieves can break windows in cars left in parking lots to steal valuable items left in plain sight. To counteract criminal and hooligan incidents, city guards organize preventive activities under the code name “Hyena”. Several hundred officers will be dispatched to inspect the capital’s cemeteries and their surroundings. Activities will also be carried out at night. For this purpose, patrols will be equipped with night vision goggles, which facilitate observation in the dark. The usefulness of the equipment is confirmed by the officers’ experience from previous years.
Many people who do not travel around Warsaw on a daily basis will come to the capital in their own cars during All Saints’ Day. For common safety, it is worth remembering that traffic organization will be changed in many places. Difficulties can be expected in the vicinity of cemeteries and access roads. City guards taking part in the “Znicz” activities will monitor vehicle traffic and inform drivers about possible detours and access routes to designated parking lots. Drivers who do not comply with road signs, applicable restrictions and orders issued by officers must take into account sanctions. Guards will pay special attention to vehicle users whose behavior on the roads will endanger pedestrians. City Guard officers Warsaw will cooperate with police officers from the Road Traffic Department of the Capital Police Headquarters.
As every year, city guards will also control the legality of trade in the vicinity of cemeteries. This is primarily about running a business without the appropriate permits and consents of the land owners. These activities are aimed at eliminating the trade in stolen flowers, wreaths and tombstone decorations from cemeteries. Grave decorations are stolen, and sometimes even their entire elements.
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