There were some changes in the everyday life of Debrecen, like the returning protected shopping time zone for the elderly, free parking opportunities, and modified DKV schedule with some new travel conditions, so we gathered them for you. You have to know about the following new rules.
From the 24th of November, it is again necessary to make a shopping time zone for those over 65 years of age. – announced Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister, on his own Facebook page.
According to the decree, on weekdays from 9 am to 11 am and on weekends between 8 am and 10 am, only people over the age of 65 can stay in the stores like food-stores, drugstores, and chemist’s shops. Other types of stores stay intact. It is called the protected zone. On the other hand, senior citizens can enter the shops anytime. This was the request of the council of the elderly.
From the 23rd of November to the 11th of December, everybody can use municipal parking lots in the area of Debrecen.
Due to the decree, the familiar sign “DMJV PH engedélyével” can be ignored because the local government makes free to use the parking spots, which are only allowed to be used by permission for the rest of the year.
Another advantage of the decree is that underground parking garages from 7 pm to 7 am, and other car parks are free to use around the clock until the expiry of the validity period of the restrictions.
From the 21st of November, the first seats of the buses and trolleybuses are closed. It is necessary for safety reasons because this way the chance of the infection of the drivers can be reduced.
Passengers can get on the vehicles at the front door or buy tickets, but it is forbidden to stay next to the driver box during the travel. A red marking on the floor of the vehicles helps passengers find out which area they can be in during their journey.
Due to the restrictions and distance learning, the schedule of the DKV also changed. Buses, trolleybuses, and trams are getting about according to school break and workday with these important additional aspects:
In the case of runs, which have stops at elementary schools, medical institutes, and big companies, there is a bigger than average utilization at morning and afternoon peak times. That is why they run on a modified schedule, which means that they have plus runs.
DKV keeps tabs on the travel needs, which appear in the morning and afternoon peak times after the initiation of the new schedule. If the utilization of the run exceeds 50 percent, they will start additional runs according to the laws.
The curfew between 8 pm and 5 am has the following effects:
Tram number 1 and 2 runs every 15 minutes after 8 pm and every 20 minutes after 10 pm.
Some buses have runs every 30 minutes after 8 pm.
Bus number 45 doesn’t run after 8 pm, instead, buses number 25 and 25Y stop at Vámospércsi út bus stop.
We hope that this summary helps your orientation.