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Västtrafik Cracks Down on Fare Skippers: Fair Rides for a Sustainable City

Starting February 5th, Västtrafik is taking a stand against fare evasion with a double-pronged approach

Zone A Focus:

  • Civilian Ticket Inspectors: Easily identifiable by their IDs, these inspectors will be joining the patrol in Gothenburg, Mölndal, Partille, and Öckerö (Zone A) to ensure everyone pays their fare.
  • Why Zone A? Trams and specific bus routes here lack onboard validation, leading to higher rates of fare evasion.

Regional Expansion:

  • Triple the Checks: Västtrafik is ramping up ticket inspections across the entire region, aiming to increase the annual checks from 3 million to a whopping 11 million.

This is not about collecting fines, but about creating a fair and sustainable system for everyone

  • Focus on Prevention: Encouraging everyone to buy tickets is the ultimate goal, not issuing surcharges. Fare revenue is crucial for maintaining and improving public transport for all.
  • Combating a Regional Issue: Estimates suggest that around 12% of passengers across the region currently skip paying their fare.

By working together, we can ensure a smooth, reliable, and sustainable public transport system for Gothenburg and beyond. So next time you hop on board, remember to grab your ticket and be part of the solution!

Together We Ride, Together We Thrive

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