Fewer passengers on board Oslo ferries this summer

Oslo ferries.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the maximum number of passengers has been set at 50 on Oslo ferries. Thus, there may be fewer island trips for the capital’s residents this summer.

Usually, the ferries can take 240 travellers per trip, a total of close to 1,000 per hour. However, due to the coronavirus crisis, there must be a 1-metre distance between the travellers. This means there is room for far fewer passengers on board, reports Aftenposten.

Ruter, which is responsible for the operation of the ferries, informed the newspaper that they are aware that the rule means that far fewer people can travel but operations must be socially responsible and they are necessary and should be given the most attention.

“We have received clear signals from the authorities that the distance restrictions imposed on board public transport will last a while,” Ruter’s communications adviser Knut-Martin Løken said in an email.

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