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Mass transit scaled back to fight coronavirus

Ljubljana, 13 March - Public transportation in urban areas in Slovenia will be scaled back in the coming days as bus operators adjust to an expected plunge in passenger numbers and seek to protect their staff.

Public buses in Ljubljana will switch to the reduced summer schedule on Monday. Buses will be disinfected several times per day, LPP, the city-owned mass transit company, told the STA on Friday.

Starting on Saturday, front doors of buses will be closed and passengers will be allowed to board through all other doors.

In Maribor, bus operator Marprom has cancelled cash payments on the bus and will switch to the Saturday schedule next week.

If passenger numbers decline more than expected, the Sunday schedule will be introduced throughout the week.

Similar measures have been announced in Kranj, where public transportation will switch to the holiday schedule on Monday. The measure will be in place at least until 27 March.

In Piran, cash payments have been discontinued and buses are disinfected once a day.

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