Within the scope of the coronavirus measures, IMM presented the re-planning of the metro services to the Pandemic Board and informed the Provincial Hygiene Board. Announcing the decisions taken, President Ekrem İmamoğlu announced that the metro services will end at 21.00:XNUMX PM on Monday and that the finishing and nostalgic tram services will be stopped.
According to data on Thursday, April 2, 2, the number of passengers decreased up to 2020 in the subways and trams carrying more than 242 million passengers a day in Istanbul after the coronavirus outbreak.
After this drop in the number of passengers up to 90 percent, the criterion of “accepting passengers at the rate of 50 percent of the capacity” in the circular of the Ministry of Interior is further advanced. METRO İSTANBUL AŞ, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), planned the flights so that the passenger density does not exceed 25 percent.
FINUCULAR AND NOSTALGIC TRAMWAY TIMES ARE STOPPED
The suggestions of IMM were submitted to the Pandemic Board and announced to the public with the information of the Provincial Hygiene Board. Ekrem İmamoğlu, the President of IMM, announced the new planning to Istanbul residents with a social media message. Explaining that the metro services will be held between 6:06 and 00:21.00 on Monday, April XNUMX, Ekrem İmamoğlu wrote the following about other decisions:
“With Moda and Istiklal Street trams Kabataş-Taksim Finucular line flights will be stopped, stating, “Emergency lighting system will be initiated at metro stations. It is announced to valuable Istanbulites. ”
For the health and comfort of passengers, IMM will monitor stations and vehicles with 6 thousand 371 cameras located in the Security Monitoring Center, keeping vehicles at a maximum 25 percent occupancy at all hours of the day.
In this process, cleaning and disinfection measures were increased in stations and vehicles in order to provide a safe travel environment for passengers. In order to remind the passengers of the social distance rule, information labels were placed to guide them to sit in the vehicles, leaving one seat empty.