He’s busier on public transport, but still quieter than before the pandemic


Public transport has been used more often since most corona measures were lifted in February. But compared to the pre-pandemic period, it’s even quieter on trains, buses, metros and trams. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on data from public transport smart card company Translink.

In May this year, 83.5 million people checked in on public transport with an OV smart card. This is 64% more compared to the same month in 2021, but 23% less than in May 2019.

At the end of February, most corona measures were lifted, including the 1.5 meter measure. A month later, on March 23, the masks were also allowed to take off on public transport.

Even fewer registrations than before the corona

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