Ruter and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration fear that the pressure on other public transport and roads will be greater as a result of the bus strike. Now they are asking people to stay home.
– “It would be very nice if those who can work from home, to do so. Then there will be a slightly smaller queue,” says traffic operator Anne Hårstad at Vegtrafikksentralen to VG.
On Sunday, 3,800 bus drivers in Oslo and Viken went on strike. All city and regional buses have gone on strike. The public transport company Ruter does not run buses in Oslo and Akershus, and there is also a halt in bus traffic at both public transport companies Brakar and Østfold public transport in Buskerud and Østfold.
The strike also means that Ruter asks people to find other modes of transport, or not to travel in connection with the strike.
– Ruter points out that there may be many passengers by tram, subway, train, and boat, which could mean that Ruter can not arrange for passengers to keep the recommended distance. Do not travel unless you have to, keep the recommended distance and wear a face mask according to the recommendations of the health authorities, the public transport company writes in a press release.
Since the strike is legal, public transport companies cannot put in extra capacity on trains, subways, trams, and boats.
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