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Passenger Traffic up 77% on First Day of Restrictions-Free Movement

ATHENS – Despite a 77 pct rise total in passenger traffic on Monday, the first day of the partial lifting of coronavirus restrictions, citizens exhibited responsibility in observing safety guidelines, Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis said on Tuesday.

Monday saw some 457,000 ticket validations, nearly double the passenger traffic total compared to one week earlier on April 27, when restrictions were still in effect and some 258,000 passengers punched a ticket.

Compared to April 27, Monday's passenger traffic in buses and trolleys went up 68.4 pct with 107.250 tickets, while passenger traffic in the metro, the tram and the electric railway (HSAP) went up 78.6 pct with 348.679 tickets.

 

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