As part of the package of measures aimed at preventing the circulation of the coronavirus in the City of Buenos Aires, from this Friday the Subways will only stop at the main stations and those where there is connections. This was announced this Tuesday by the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, which also confirmed that the provision will run until the end of the month.
In dialogue with TNLarreta explained: “We are looking for reduce the number of people who travel by subway only to those who are essential, and thus deepen the drop in demand that was already seen from Sunday to Monday. “
He also mentioned a second limitation that will avoid concentrations of people at the new points where the subways will be enabled to stop. “Only people who travel sitting will be able to climb “, reported.
In addition to the suspension of classes and work licenses for people considered at risk, some companies chose to give their employees the possibility to work from their homes, which caused the number of people moving through the cities to drop markedly. streets and public transport.
According to data provided by the subway concession company, Metrovías, 569,174 passengers traveled this Monday, 52.6% less than last Monday, in which the figure reached 1,199,713.
Line B, which connects the headwaters of Leandro N Alem, in the center of Buenos Aires with Juan Manuel de Rosas in the Villa Urquiza neighborhood, transported 143,356 passengers yesterday, against the 298,908 that did so on Monday of last week.
The start of a “intense disinfection operation systematic training “in the maintenance workshops of all subway lines, metro and Urquiza railway”.
Along the same lines, they began to install gel alcohol dispensers that will be placed in all stations and distributed to staff in all areas, among other hygiene products from which they will be supplied.