Public transport is again dealing with dramatic figures after the cabinet last Friday called for more working from home. The number of travelers decreased by 40 percent compared to the same period before corona in 2019, De Telegraaf reports based on figures from Translink.

For example, at the busiest time at 08.00 a.m. on Monday, there were more than 300.000 check-ins, where there are normally around 545.000 at that time. In the afternoon that were 277.800 check-ins respectively, where there were on average about 491.000 for corona.

“The call does have consequences, because in the first weeks of November the decrease at these times was 33 and 36 percent respectively, so there is again a significant increase in travelers who avoid public transport,” said chairman Pedro Peters. of OV-NL, the umbrella organization of public transport companies. “Commuters in particular are staying at home en masse, while the students all continue to use the bus, train, tram and metro because they are allowed to go to their classes.”

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Work from home advice is followed closely.
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