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Queensland is not planning to limit the amount of passengers using public transport as coronavirus restrictions ease, instead hoping staggered clock-on times reduce the number of people aboard.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said planning was under way to ensure public transport remained safe during the pandemic.
Occupancy limits will not be enforced on Queensland public transport as it has in NSW.CREDIT:CHRIS HYDE/FAIRFAX MEDIA
"We have already brought in a range of measures from day one to make public transport safer and at the moment the numbers [of passengers] are down considerably, 77 per cent," he said.
"We are having no problem with social distancing at this point, but what we will see is that will continue to adjust as people start going back to more normal patterns.
"We are not going to spring back to exactly the way we were before."
Occupancy limits will not be enforced on Queensland public transport as it has in NSW.
"At this stage we are not proposing to do that, and look, NSW is in a very different situation to Queensland," Mr Bailey said.
"We have seen a lot more community transmission in NSW, a lot more infections and a lot more deaths, sadly.
"We are tracking the return of people to work and at the moment there has been a very small return on public transport," he said.
This article first appeared on www.brisbanetimes.com.au
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