If it becomes apparent at games in the Super League that only a few spectators are to be expected, public transport operations will no longer be restricted in the future. This is what the government council writes in a published response to an SVP request from the cantonal council.
This easing is expected to affect almost half of Super League games. However, the aim is to lift the operating restrictions completely. However, the prerequisites for this must be in place.
Police, VBZ and football clubs involved
Possible solutions are currently being developed under the leadership of the city security department, the government council continues. The city and canton police, the VBZ and the football clubs are also involved in finding a solution.
Since February, the tram and bus service around the Letzigrund stadium has been interrupted for about an hour, or at least until the situation has normalized after the end of the game.
Fans wanted to climb onto the tram
The trigger for this measure was, among other things, the city of Zurich derby between GC and FCZ on February 5th, which led to dangerous situations, especially at the Letzigrund stop. Fans had tried to climb onto a tram and got dangerously close to the high-voltage power lines.
In December 2021, a tram driver was also beaten by fans. The VBZ came to the conclusion that safe tram and bus operations were no longer possible in certain phases. (SDA)