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From January 19: BVG restricts bus services due to sick leave and quarantine

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From January 19: BVG restricts bus services due to sick leave and quarantine



Due to the increasing number of sick and quarantine reports, the BVG must now also react: From January 19th, bus traffic will be restricted. According to the company, the timing will be changed for a total of ten connections. The sharp increase in corona numbers in Berlin is now also affecting local transport. The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) are reducing their bus service by a good three percent from Wednesday (January 19) on weekdays, as the BVG announced on Friday. The background is an increasing number of sick and quarantine reports. According to its own statements, the company will probably further adjust its offer on January 24th. According to the BVG, the frequency will be changed for a total of ten bus connections. These include routes M27, M43, M44, M46, X11, X21, X83, 100, 181 and 245. Buses on routes 100, X11, and X21 will only run every 20 minutes on weekdays.
“Our goal is to always get a stable offer for our passengers on the roads and on the rails, even if adjustments are unfortunately necessary,” explained board member Rolf Erfurt. All sections and stops in the bus network would continue to be served. However, clocks are thinned out, for example on sections where several lines run parallel. The BVG assured that the Metrobus lines would run at least every 10 minutes. In addition, the respective passenger demand is taken into account in the planning. “The development of the pandemic does not stop at the transport companies,” it said in the adjusted timetable. According to the BVG, the framework for these measures was agreed with the Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection.
The tram and subway are initially not affected by cuts. According to a spokeswoman, the S-Bahn Berlin continues to run the full program. Broadcast: rbb24, January 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m



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