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Sweden’s Public Transportation Changes In 2017: Here's What To Expect

Travelers Today       By    Glory Moralidad

Updated: Jan 03, 2017 03:39 AM EST

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New Year means new changes. So, what's new in store for the transportation sector of Sweden in 2017? For the first time in six years, Stockholm will increase its 30-day ticket price to 830 kronor for adults and 550 kronor for students and the elderly from a former fee of 790 and 490 kronor respectively. The price charge will commence on January 9.

Single tickets for adults have increased from 25 kronor to 30 kronor and purchasing a printed or mobile ticket now cost 60 kronor. Students and seniors will now pay from 15 kronor to 20 kronor .

Also, The Loca' reported that Gothenburg city has increased its public transport prices by 2.5 percent. Transport company, Västtrafik, will raise its 30-day ticket from 600 kronor for adults and 450 kronor for students to 610 and 460 kronor correspondingly.

Gothenburg has increased a tad percent for adults from 22 kronor to 23 kronor while for students will continue to pay 17 kronor. A purchase of single tickets will increase by 1 kronor.

Skanetrafiken has increased their prices of the 30-day card by 1 kronor and their single tickets of 3 kronor. People from Upplands Lokaltrafik gets to feel the change most as it has the greatest price increase for us of public transportation. Adults get to pay 795 kronor from the usual 750 kronor, students are charged 555 kronor from the 525 past price, and the elderly of 480 kronor from the usual of 450 kronor.

In addition, passengers will be able to get to feel the slight speed of their trains as the transportation will unable to be running at full speed on 69 railway lines. From 200 km/h, it'll be down to 130 km/h as the country has experienced a bad state of railways.

The Swedish government has allotted 200 million kronor for the maintenance of its tracks. According to a report by the Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden has the worst train in Europe when it comes to departure and arrival time.

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