Rise of commuters in the Barcelona metro on the first day of mandatory face masks

Rebound Travellers at meter of Barcelona on the first day of mandatory use of face masks among all users of public transport. As reported on Monday by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), users have risen 12% this Monday compared to the same day last week, although it is 75% less compared to a normal Monday before declaring the state of alarm .

According to the new order of the Ministry of Transport published in the BOE, public transport as of today can admit up to 50% of its capacity instead of 33% until now when the state of alarm was declared for the coronavirus pandemic.

On the other hand, private traffic in the Barcelona metropolitan area has also increased today, 10.4% of entry and 8.7% of exit, compared to the same day the previous week. Compared to a normal Monday before the state of alarm was decreed, it represents a drop in private traffic on accesses to the city between 45% and 50%.

As for Rodalies de Catalunya, the operator has reported that it has registered a drop in passengers of 88.9% in the early hours of this Monday compared to a normal day before the state of alarm.

On the other hand, the passengers of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) have decreased 85.9% in the rush hour of this Monday, until 9.00, compared to the same Monday last year, with 11,701 validations.

As established by the new ministerial order, the occupancy of wagons or vehicles in the subway, bus, train and tram of seated passengers will be a maximum of 50%, respecting the safety distance between people and the rear row of the seat. the driver in the case of the bus will have to go empty. Users traveling on foot may not be more than two per square meter.

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