Public transport companies all over Norway are losing big money because closed front doors lead to more and more passengers not paying for bus tickets.
The front doors were closed to reduce the drivers’ risk of infection.
Thus, it wasn’t possible to buy a ticket from the driver.
“After we closed the front door in April, only 20% of the passengers continued paying,” unit manager Stine Fredriksen in Innlandstrafikk told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).
Similar developments have been registered in Trøndelag, Vestfold, and Rogaland.
“Some people think the bus is free now, but an attitude has also developed that it is okay to take the bus without paying,” Grethe Opsal, department director for communication and operations at AtB in Trøndelag, warned.
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