With the reactivation of new economic activities as of this October 12, the Metro de Panamá, SA reported that it is strengthening the access control measure to be able to comply with physical distancing, in a system that was adequate to avoid passenger crowds.
The strategy consists of regulating the number of users through the turnstile area and in this way guaranteeing that the number of people arriving on the platform is estimated so that within the train the transport capacity is not exceeded 40%.
Hours of operation are from Monday to Saturday from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm and for the reason that the quarantine continues on Sundays, as they remain closed on Sundays until further notice.
Héctor Ortega, General Director of the Metro, recommended leaving home earlier and organizing the trip to get to work site or destination on time. He also suggested to try to travel in silence, and to use a mask and face shield.
The Metro reiterates, that they continue with the practice of the Self-Care Guide and the use of alcohol gel before and after using the system to avoid COVID
-19 infections. Likewise, they encourage to travel at times of less demand, in case of running errands.
Currently, the Metro network handles a demand of 180,000 commuters. Before the pandemic started, 400,000 passengers were using the metro on a working day.