As a consequence of the rise in corona infection in Ålesund, the chief medical officer has asked for additional preventive measures for public transport.
Since 5th February, FRAM has – as a preventive measure against corona virus infection – used additional buses on the city bus lines in the rush hours when the pressure on public transport is most heavy.
From Monday 22nd March, FRAM will add even more buses in the rush hours in Ålesund.
From Monday morning, the public transport services in Ålesund in the rush hours will be reinforced with up to 14 tour buses in order to minimize the pressure on the busiest departures. This is being done to allow as much distance between passengers as possible.
The extra buses will be used on the following distances:
Even though FRAM now adds all available bus capacity in the Ålesund area, everyone who can, is asked to find alternative transport or travel outside of the rush hours.
In Ålesund, Sula and Giske, wearing a face mask on public transport is now mandated. The mandate applies both to buses and express boats.
The face mask mandate does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
It is important to note that the face mask mandate also will apply to passengers on FRAM Ekspress who travel through Ålesund municipality, even if they don’t board or exit the bus in Ålesund.
The safety officer for bus drivers employed by FRAM’s contractor has decided to close the front doors on buses in Ålesund, Sula and Giske, on FRAM Express line 100 between Ålesund, Molde and Kristiansund and on FRAM Express line 681 between Ålesund and Åndalsnes (train bus).
It is important that passengers keep the mandated distance when getting on or off the bus, in order to avoid congestion.