The Metro Collective Transportation System (STC) will restrict service hours at more stations as a preventive health measure to reduce the risk of contagion by coronavirus in the most widely used mobility alternative in Mexico City.
Through a statement, the STC Metro reported that on Wednesday July 29, Acatitla station on Line A will remain closed to capital users from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
That is to say, the service hours will only be from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and will resume as from 5:00 p.m. and until 00:00 a.m., when the station closes. Metro staff asked users to take the necessary precautions.
“The measure is intended to decrease the flow and concentration of people in the area, as part of the comprehensive actions of the Government of Mexico City in the framework of the health contingency,” they said in the statement.
Contrary to the images that have circulated on social networks, where they indicate that this measure will be adopted every Wednesday until further notice in Acatitla, on the line that runs from Pantitlan to La Paz, the STC Metro did not confirm this.
This measure adds to the closure of the Zocalo station and the Allende station of Line 2 of the STC Metro that runs from Cuatro Caminos to Tasquena. In addition, the Merced station of Line 1 that travels from the Observatory to Pantitlan will remain closed.
This is not the only measure that was adopted by the head of government and the state health services. Actually to access the service it is necessary to meet a series of requirements or protocols of health prevention.
Highlights the use of the mandatory face mask to enter the facilities, as well as keep it on throughout your trip. Wearing a mask will be an individual decision, but it will give you more protection on your trips.
Also, it should use antibacterial gel during the journey through the Network, after holding on to the handrails and metal structures; it is necessary to remain silent and avoid talking, singing, yelling or calling on the cell phone.
In case of coughing or sneezing, the area of the nose and mouth should be covered with the internal angle of the elbow. Finally, it should avoid eating or sharing food and beverages within the facilities or inside the wagons.
According to data from the STC Metro Network, 100% of users enter the facilities with face masks; however, the figure drops during travel, although the trend of people who use it all the time remains above 90%.
Inside the wagonsOn the other hand, a systematic study of the STC Metro indicated that most users correctly wear the mask, because the trend fluctuates between 80 and 92%.
“The CDMX Metro recognizes the responsibility and conscience of the users who have adopted the measures issued and remain protected when traveling on the Net and calls upon the users of this neural mobility system for the city, not to go down the guard ”, they indicated through a statement.
Finally, they asked users that in the absence of reasons to leave home, it is best to continue quarantining. Otherwise, all possible protection measures must be followed.
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