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Corona: Another eight additional trips on school days for school traffic

In order to equalize the number of passengers during the Corona pandemic on bus and train lines that are particularly heavily frequented by schoolchildren, the city of Bonn, in coordination with Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB), is once again expanding school transport.

Initially, the city administration had already set up 14 additional bus trips on school days (nine in the morning, five in the afternoon) starting on Monday, August 17, 2020. Since Monday, September 7, 2020, eight additional booster trips have been offered - seven in the morning and one in the afternoon. With the 22 additional trips on the various routes, a total of 19 secondary schools will be reached, including all vocational colleges in the city of Bonn.

The city of Bonn has informed the schools about the expanded bus service. On the booster trips, where SWB vehicles are not used, the buses are clearly marked by signs or digital displays. The additional trips will initially be offered until the autumn vacations in 2020. The city of Bonn will submit an application for a state subsidy program for the additional offer. The measure will be fully funded by the state.

Current figures

Since February 28, 2020, a total of 1069 people in Bonn have tested positive for the coronavirus (as of Tuesday, September 8). Nine people have died in connection with Covid-19, 1018 people have recovered, 42 are currently infected.

In the past seven days, 40 new infections have been registered in Bonn; this corresponds to 12.12 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. With the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments against rising infection rates of 35 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the limit for the federal city of Bonn with more than 330,000 inhabitants is 116 cases.

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  • UKB 2020/R. Müller
  • Foto: Sascha Engst/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • UKB 2020/R. Müller
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  • Foto: Sascha Engst/Bundesstadt Bonn

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