Covid slashed passenger numbers on public transport in Bratislava by two thirds

Bratislava mayor rules out scrapping public transport routes in the capital.

The pandemic has reduced the number of passengers using public transport. The pandemic has reduced the number of passengers using public transport. (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit public transport in Bratislava hard. The number of passengers using public transport has decreased by approximately 60 to 70 percent compared to the pre-pandemic period. This decline is reflected in DPB’s revenues. With the Bratislava city transport company, Dopravný Podnik Bratislava (DPB) losing €2 million each month in revenues, its total lost revenues since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus have climbed to €25 million.

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The city council has okayed a help package of €3.9 million to cover DPB's costs for 2020. Other forms of financial assistance for DPB are subject to negotiation with the government and individual ministries.

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