Face coverings in public transport
The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that passengers who are 16 years old or older wear a face covering during rush hour on public transport from 7 January to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Västtrafik adjusts the number of tram departures
Västtrafik is now adjusting the number of departures in tram traffic in Gothenburg. The change is valid from Thursday 28 mars and means that there will be something sparser in the tours. The cause is staff shortages due to the corona virus.
Information regarding the coronavirus
We want to remind our travelers to take extra care when traveling by public transport. This is for the protection of everyone on board – fellow travelers, drivers and other staff. Follow the recommendations given by the Public Health Agency of Sweden – wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or a sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Stay at home if you feel ill, even if symptoms are mild.
More people are buying tickets in the Västtrafik To Go app
Today, one in three tickets is bought using the Västtrafik To Go app. In three years’ time, we estimate that three quarters of customers will be buying their tickets in the app.
This is what Gothenburg’s new trams look like
Gothenburg is getting 40 new trams, starting in 2019. They will be in the familiar blue and white, with a light new colour scheme in the interior.
Service information centre in Gothenburg
Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration) and Västtrafik have opened a joint Service information centre at Central Station in Gothenburg. They can help you if there is any disruption to services.
Travel by public transport is increasing in West Sweden
Increasing numbers of people are travelling by public transport in West Sweden and 2017 was a record year. In total, 320 million journeys were made with Västtrafik during the year. This means that travel by public transport in West Sweden has increased by 61 million journeys, or 23 per cent, compared with 2012.
Västtrafik is ending the use of cash on Västtågen trains
From 7 January 2018, you will no longer be able to pay in cash when buying Västtrafik tickets on board Västtågen trains.
More electric buses for Gothenburg
Västtrafik, Region Västra Götaland and the City of Gothenburg have reached an agreement to increase the pace of the switch to electric buses in the Gothenburg area. Electric buses are both quieter and zero-emission vehicles and so reduce the problems of noise and poor air quality.
Hede station is getting a new station building
In about a year’s time, people waiting for a train at Hede station will be able to wait indoors inside a new waiting room. Construction is beginning on the Hede station building in Kungsbacka.