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.
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.
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.
Västtrafik’s prices are changing on 7 January. At the same time, we are ending the use of cash on Västtågen trains.
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.
From 7 January 2018, you will no longer be able to pay in cash when buying Västtrafik tickets on board Västtågen trains.
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.
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.
Stenpiren travel centre in Gothenburg has won the Sienapriset 2017, Architects Sweden’s prize for the best landscape architecture project. One of the reasons for this is that Stenpiren travel centre contributes to the development of a previously inaccessible area of the city.