(ffm) As head of the transport department Klaus Oesterling had already announced, buses and trains in Frankfurt am Main will be running at night again in time for Whitsun, i.e. from Friday, 29 May. Due to the corona pandemic, night traffic had been suspended since 20 March. At the same time, the two "leisure lines", i.e. line 83 to Lohrberg and the extension of line 45 along the Main to Kaiserlei, will start operating from Whitsun.
However, the front door of the bus service will remain closed and the drivers will not sell tickets. Passengers without a ticket are asked to use existing ticket machines or mobile phone tickets or, at the latest, to take their ticket when changing to the S-Bahn, U-Bahn or tram. A solution is in preparation to allow bus drivers to sell tickets in compliance with the rules of hygiene.
RMV timetable information is up to date
Via the RMV app, which is particularly important for users of night transport, and on http://www.rmv-frankfurt.de, passengers can find out about the timetables and their connections. The staff at the RMV service telephone 069/24248024 can also be contacted around the clock and will be happy to advise you.
Appell to passengers: observe rules!
"I am pleased that we can return to normality, at least in terms of local transport services," says Transportation Director Oesterling. He appeals to all passengers, also in their own health interest, to wear the prescribed mouth and nose protection on buses and trains and to observe the well-known hygiene rules. "I would particularly like to thank all those who have ensured in recent weeks that we have always been able to maintain a good local transport service in Frankfurt. First and foremost, of course, the drivers of the transport companies, who have often enough put their own health concerns aside for this."
Update on the services of VGF
> VGF has meanwhile resumed several services that could not be offered temporarily due to the pandemic:
- Since May 4, the TicketCenter in the Hauptwache station has been open under certain conditions. VGF was able to continue operating the TicketCenter at Konstablerwache and in Bornheim Mitte without interruption thanks to the special construction.
- The Info-Pavilion at the tram stop Hauptbahnhof,
- is also open again- the information point on the subway platform in the direction of Südbahnhof in the station Hauptwache,
- and the ServiceCenter in the station Bockenheimer Warte, where you can make an appointment to discuss the issue of "Increased fare".
- The lost property office in the station Hauptwache, open Tuesdays to Fridays from 8 to 12 o'clock, was not closed at all, also the passenger escort service was not stopped.
Other VGF offers are still waiting for a return to normality:
- no operation of the Ebbel-Ex, neither in regular nor rental traffic, until further notice,
- for the reopening of the Museum of Transport in Schwanheim, a concept is currently still being worked out,
- the use of the Info-Bus is not planned for the time being.