Saturday, December 4

The infection pressure is increasing, so why do you now have to press the button on the subway?

People have become accustomed to the doors opening themselves. Fewer contact surfaces reduce infection. So why not introduce automatic opening of subway doors on a permanent basis?

Automatic opening leads to increased wear and thus increased maintenance needs on the subway doors.

For a long time, one of Oslo Municipality’s infection control measures was that all doors on the metro were opened automatically to avoid contact infection. On Friday 5 November, Ruter returned to manual door opening. Thus, travelers must press a button for the doors to open.

Now the infection pressure in the capital is increasing again. Many ask why automatic door opening is not reintroduced as a measure.

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