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Public Transport Passenger Traffic in Greece up by 131% on Monday

ATHENS – An increase of 131 pct was observed in public transport passenger traffic on Monday, when the second phase of lifting coronavirus restrictions was implemented, the Transport Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The increase compares to Monday April 27, when public movement measures were still in place, it noted.

A total of 597,773 ticket validations were recorded on May 11 across Athens' public transport network.

The ministry also noted that the 300 assistants will continue to provide help or direction to passengers at some 45 metro, tram and bus intersection stations throughout the month of May. These assistants have been helping passengers to keep social distancing and reming them to wear face masks.

Protective dividers between the driver cubicle and the passenger cabin are expected to be installed in all buses and trolleys in Athens by May 18, the ministry added.

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