Almost every third person has been avoiding buses and trains since the pandemic

Released on 19. 09 . 2021

  • A woman is boarding an S-Bahn at Berlin Central Station. Photo: Jörg Carstensen

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The corona pandemic has led to almost a third of adult Germans either taking the bus less often or not at all and travel by train.

Berlin (dpa) – The corona pandemic has led to almost a third of adult Germans that they either travel less or no longer by bus and train. This is shown by the results of a survey by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of the dpa.

According to this, eleven percent of adults have been using since the beginning of the corona pandemic in spring 2020 no more public transport at all. 19 Percentage of the participants in the representative survey stated that they have been less frequent with buses and trains since then On the way. However, it must be taken into account that some of the employees work in the home office during the pandemic.

For 28 percent of Germans have not changed anything in terms of mobility due to Corona. They use public transport as often as they did before the pandemic. Only two percent of those surveyed told the polls that they had been traveling by bus and train more often than before since the beginning of the Corona crisis. After all 36 percent of adults stated that they generally did not use public transport – regardless of Corona. Three percent of the respondents could not make any concrete statements about their mobility behavior.

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