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.
Ticket prices changing on 7 January
Västtrafik’s prices are changing on 7 January. At the same time, we are ending the use of cash on Västtågen trains.
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.
Stenpiren travel centre won the Sienapriset 2017
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.
Timetable changes 10 December
We will be changing to the winter timetable on 10 December. We will also be making some changes to services at the same time.