From now on, be prepared to show you have got a valid ticket if you are travelling on Stockholm's metro. Public transport operator SL was set to reinstate ticket controls on Tuesday.
“This is a summer present to honest and conscientious Stockholmers,” said Kristoffer Tamsons, councillor in charge of traffic and a representative of the conservative Moderate Party in the Swedish capital region.
The ticket controls were put on hold in April to help curb the spread of infection during the coronavirus pandemic, and according to initial reports there has been an increase in people travelling without a ticket.
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Negotiations between the labour union, SL and ISS which manages the ticket inspections in Stockholm, have now resulted in an agreement on how to carry them out in a safe way for the employees and passengers.
“Ticket controls are an important part of SL traffic. Without ticket controls, the backbone of the economy as well as safety disappears,” said Tamsons in a statement.
ticket – (en) biljett
metro/underground – (en) tunnelbana
commuter train – (ett) pendeltåg
bus – (en) buss
labour union – (ett) fackförbund