The traffic load in Tallinn has lessened by a third compared to the numbers of last year's March and April.
According to Deputy Mayor Andrei Novikov, the number of
passengers in public transport dropped significantly in the
early weeks of the emergency situation, but has now stabilized
and showing a minimal growth trend.
"Despite the additional disinfection measures of public
transport put in place, I urge all Tallinners to prefer
personal means of transport - a car or a bicycle for example,"
said Novikov. The Deputy Mayor added that regardless of the
introduction of free public transport for all, the number of
passengers on public transport routes has fallen by an average
of 80 percent.
Compared to last week, the number of passangers has increased
on seven routes: 15, 18, 18A, 30, 51, 55 and 73 and decreased
on four routes: 53, 66, 67 and 68. According to the Novikov,
the city can regulate occupancy by using articulated buses
instead of rigid buses. KT6 type trams are also used instead of
KT4 trams. Tallinn monitors the situation and is ready to
increase the capacity on the necessary routes if the situation
Tallinn's measures for managing the coronavirus crisis can be