Almost all passengers are back to using the metro in Oslo

Oslo subway.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

Ruter reports that the number of passengers on the metro in Oslo is now up to 90 percent of last year’s level. In these Coronavirus times, the advice is still to avoid rush hour.

According to VG, Ruter states that the use of public transport in some parts of the city, especially in the southern part of the city, is quite up to the level it was at the same time last year.

According to press officer Sofie Bruun in Ruter, there are very few departures in the last four weeks where capacity has been exceeded.

– “Overall, we have some lines with challenges, and especially during rush hour. It can probably be traced back to schools opening and that the students are back in the city,” she says.

In Oslo and Viken, the number of passengers was 4.2 million last week, which is 73 percent of a normal week.

On 17 August, the authorities introduced a recommendation to wear face masks on buses and trains in Oslo and Indre Østfold if it is impossible to keep one meter away from other passengers. This no longer applies in Indre Østfold, but for Oslo the recommendation has been extended to 6 September – and it can be further extended.

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