There is no tram stop in Gothenburg
Yesterday's announcement from the trade union Kommunal about putting a stop on the tram traffic in Gothenburg is canceled. This means that traffic is rolling as usual.
Measures to increase the safety of tram traffic
As of Wednesday morning, May 20, new measures will be introduced on the trams to address the concerns of our drivers.
It is no longer possible to step on through the door at the front of the trams. The seats closest to the driver will also be turned off.
We are introducing measures to make drivers feel safe while doing their job. It is important that we maintain a functioning public transport system.
Tram traffic rolls as usual
Today's message from the trade union Municipality to put a stop on the tram traffic in Gothenburg has been postponed until tomorrow at 15.00. This means that traffic is rolling as usual. Göteborgs Spårvägar and the Municipality continue to work on joint measures to ensure that the drivers feel safe.
Buses are deployed to reduce congestion on board
It is crowded on certain trips in rush hour traffic, especially on tram line 11 between Kortedala and Centralstationen. From Monday, May 11, we therefore set up a temporary bus line between Kortedala and Centralstationen.
The buses will run between Aprilgatan - Allhelgonagatan - Kortedala Torg - Central Station / Åkereplanen in the morning between 06:30 -09:40 and in the opposite direction in the afternoon between 14: 30-17: 40. The bus runs every 12 minutes. The bus journey is estimated to be a few minutes faster than the tram.
Västtrafik redeems season tickets
Västtrafik passengers can now temporarily redeems their season tickets. The offer means that Västtrafik will refund the remaining value of the ticket in the form of a promotional code or voucher. The aim is to make it easier for passengers who are no longer able or willing to use their season ticket because of the corona virus situation.
Västtrafik has taken a number of measures in response to the corona virus situation. The most recent measure is that if you have a season ticket that is valid for 30, 90 or 365 days, you can redeem it for a voucher or promotional code.
To think about in congestion
We drive as much traffic as we can but despite reduced travel overall, congestion can quickly arise on some tours. During the past week, some trips have sometimes been crowded with tram lines 6, 7 and 11 as well as on bus lines 16, 17, 25 and Rosa express.
We therefore want to remind all travelers to take their own responsibility and show some extra consideration for each other. Consider whether you can forgo a trip, for example by working from home or walking or cycling. If you are traveling, keep a distance from your fellow travelers and preferably travel outside the rush hour if you have the opportunity. If you see that it is full, you should take the next turn, if you can. We continue to keep public transport going for those who need to travel.
New measures in demand-responsive traffic
Due to the spread of the corona virus and the recommendations issued by the Swedish Public Health Agency to prevent the spread of infection, Västtrafik is implementing individual travel, in demand-responsive regular services, commuter traffic and flex traffic as well. Individual travel has already been introduced in the field of travel services and healthcare travel, where travellers often belong to the risk group. This means that each traveller orders their trip as usual but travels alone in the vehicle. This decision will continue to not affect day and care travel, nor school taxis or Ronden. Travellers to day and care activities and travellers who are travelling to schools should only travel when they are symptom-free.