Several bus routes in Oslo and Bærum canceled as driver tests positive for mutated coronavirus

Unibus bussesPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

Several bus routes in Oslo West and Bærum have been canceled or have reduced capacity on Friday after a driver tested positive for coronavirus. A total of 250 drivers will now be tested.

On Thursday evening, an employee at the Furubakken bus facility in Bærum tested positive for the coronavirus’s British variant. The person in question is employed by Unibuss, which runs on behalf of Ruter.

As a result, about 250 employees at the bus facility must now be tested for infection. 

No bus drivers connected to the Furubakken bus facility are allowed to drive until they have received a negative test result, Ruter reported in a press release.

Rapid testing in progress

Rapid testing of bus drivers at the facility began Thursday night and continues on Friday.

The changes in the bus routes will have consequences for those who are dependent on public transport and do not have the opportunity to work from home.

The changes apply to lines 40, 41, 45, 46, 48, 130, 140, 140e, 145, and 235. According to Ruter’s overview, lines 220 and 230 are running at reduced capacity at 9:45 AM.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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