Covid-19: Brussels adjusts public transport service
Rides for critical workers are ensured as non-essential lines run less frequently or are temporarily suspended

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Public transport operators in Brussels run services according to a modified schedule to reflect the demand during the Covid-19 outbreak. STIB-MIVB, The Brussels Inter-communal Transport Company has temporarily suspended or reduced frequency on non-essential bus, tram and metro lines throughout the city. It announced that it pays particular attention to peak times when the...

Paris cuts public transport service to tackle Covid-19 spread
Frequency and operating hours are reduced and some stations closed as people are urged not to travel except for essential needs

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Paris transport operator RATP and national rail group SNCF have implemented a number of service reductions in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Since last week, RATP’s fleet of bus, tram and metro vehicles operate at 30-60% of normal capacity. The company says this is enough to reflect the falling demand but still ensure social...

Public transport in Wuhan, China partially resumes
Authorities ease restrictions after two-months lockdown, allowing passengers in good health to travel

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Public transport has partially resumed in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, after nine weeks of total lockdown. About 117 bus routes (1/3 of all bus lines) and some subway lines restarted service on March 25th. Passengers are allowed to travel as long as they can prove they are in good health condition....

TfL modifies service in response to Covid-19 outbreak
The new measures come as authorities take a tougher stance to prevent the spread of the virus in public transport

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TfL (Transport for London) has announced a number of measures that aim to prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. It plans to gradually reduce service across its network, whilst still upholding essential rides for critical workers. Some 40 stations that have no interchange are to be closed, among which Covent Garden, Park...

Public transport and Covid-19: updates and preventive measures
Ridership has drastically declined worldwide as passengers are urged to stay at home and avoid taking any unnecessary trips

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Last update: April 6, 2020 Public transport operators around the world take exceptional measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. As we have learned from the media in the past weeks, many are faced with the delicate situation of maintaining service while running on almost no revenue due to falling demand. Keeping public transport operational...