Big changes made to Rīga public transport timetables

Due to the state of emergency and "a significant drop in passenger numbers", Rīga's municipal transport company, Rīgas Satiksme, has announced extensive changes to its timetables.

From March 21, substantial changes will be made to the schedules of trams, trolleybuses, buses, minibuses and express buses. Night routes will also be closed from 23:30.

A graphic provided evidence of the scale of the reduction in passenger numbers.

Rīgas satiksme coronavirus passenger effect

Full information is available at the Rīgas Satiksme website in English, but the changes are also summarised below.

From the morning of 21.03.2020:

  • bus routes No. 4z, 35, 59 and tram route No. 9 will be closed;
  • bus routes No. 52, 57 and trolleybus route No. 13 will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
  • buses No. 5, 11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 22, 43, 51 and 52, and trolleybus No. 11 will run on working days according to holiday schedules;
  • schedules of bus routes No. 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 23, 25, 36, 37, 41, 44, 46, 49, 50, 53 and 57, trolleybus route No. 1 and 13, and tram route No. 2 will be changed on working days;
  • schedules of bus routes No. 2, 3, 12, 22, 24 and 48, trolleybus routes No. 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25 and 27, and tram routes No. 1, 5, 7, 10 and 11 will be changed on working days and holidays;
  • schedules of bus routes No. 11, 13, 16, 22, 32 and 58 will be changed on holidays.
  • express bus routes No. 322, 341, 344 will be closed;
  • minibus and express bus routes No. 203, 204, 209, 214, 224, 233, 263, 271, 300, 316, 336, 337, 338, 344, 346 and 370 will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
  • minibuses 214, 316, 338 and 346 will run on working days according to holiday schedules;
  • minibuses No. 224, 233, 336 and 370 will run on working days according to Sunday’s schedule;
  • minibus No. 271 will run on working days according to Saturday’s schedule;
  • express bus No. 300 will run on working days according to Sunday’s schedule, all runs departing after 23.00 will be cancelled.

All runs of public transport on the routes operated by “Rīgas satiksme” which depart from terminals after 23.30 will be closed.

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