Empty buses and trains due to Corona: Berlin public transport companies have a third fewer passengers – Berlin

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Jörn Hasselmann

BVG and S-Bahn are losing massively passengers in the corona pandemic. Regular customers could take the bike with them for free in summer, the VBB thinks

© www.de24.news The  number of passengers in Berlin fell in the Corona year 2020. © www.de24.news The  Berlin public transport company only carried 729 million people, a third less than in 2019. © www.de24.news

 The re were more than 1.1 billion. © www.de24.news

 The  decline in the 2nd quarter, i.e. in the first lockdown with 122 million passengers, is particularly dramatic.

In the first quarter – which was mostly before Corona, 248 million people drove with the BVG. This was announced by the traffic administration in response to a request from MEP Kristian Ronneburg (left). This means that the minus is significantly greater than recently expected. © www.de24.news

 The  new BVG boss Eva Kreienkamp had told Tagesspiegel in mid-December that “with luck it could still be 800 million”. © www.de24.news

 The n came the second lockdown, which destroyed hope.

It looks similar with the S-Bahn. © www.de24.news

 The  company did not provide the Senate with exact figures, only an assessment. Accordingly, the number of passengers in spring 2020 fell to below 40 percent of the last count from 2018 when the first lockdown occurred. In the course of the year, the occupancy was 60 to 70 percent. In the second lockdown in December, the number of passengers fell to 40 percent.

“Even during rush hour, the average seat occupancy is only 30 percent and the standing room is only 10 percent,” the company announced.

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In the pandemic, several thousand Berliners canceled their subscription. © www.de24.news

 The  Verkehrsverbund Berlin Brandenburg (VBB) therefore has the idea of ​​a new multiple ticket to keep subscription customers. © www.de24.news

 The re is now a new proposal to take your bike with you for free in summer to compensate. VBB boss Susanne Henckel told the “Berliner Morgenpost” that this could “strengthen the combination of public transport and bicycle”. But nothing has been decided yet.





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