Coronavirus in Argentina | On the first day of the new quarantine, there were 300,000 fewer passengers at AMBA

On the first day of strict quarantine, there were almost 300 thousand fewer passengers that they used trains, subways and buses in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area in relation to the same day last week. The figure also reflects 3.5 million less users in relation to a business day before the mandatory isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic was decreed.

Based on a survey made by the Ministry of Transportation based on data provided by the SUBE cards, this Wednesday there was 685,998 people who traveled by public transport in the AMBA, against 958,000 on the same day last week, what represents a 30 percent drop.

“On the first day of the new strict quarantine they circulated 685,998 users in the public transport of AMBA. After noticing a drop in the first days of the week, which had 932,154 users on Monday and 846,004 Tuesday in public transport, it is confirmed that near 300,000 passengers (292,000) stopped circulating on public transport thanks to the series of measures promoted by the national government in recent days “, the ministry reported in a statement.

On the first day of strict quarantine, there were nearly 300,000 fewer passengers on public transportation in AMBA. (Credits: Ministry of Transport)

The text stated: “Last Wednesday, if compared weekly with the same day of the previous week, they circulated 298,791 less users in public transport, a 30% reduction in relation to Wednesday June 24. The figure rises to a 36% if you compare it with Wednesday, June 17, in which 1,066,000 users circulated. “

Regarding the transportation between jurisdictions, reported that during the second half of June 63% of passengers traveled within Greater Buenos Aires; 19% did so within the City; 14%, from the Province to the City; and 4%, from CABA to PBA.

The use of public transport on weekends and holidays fell markedly. (Credits: Ministry of Transport)
The use of public transport on weekends and holidays fell markedly. (Credits: Ministry of Transport)

The decrease in the number of passengers is due to the new quarantine which will rule for the AMBA until July 17. In this more restrictive phase, only essential personnel with the updated circulation permit may travel on public transport.

The essential workers they must travel with the updated circulation permit, DNI, and face masks. The renewal of the Single Circulation Enabling Certificate (CUHC) is carried out through the CuidAR app or at, in which the SUBE card number must also be declared.

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