Ruter is considering stopping public transport on Sundays in the areas around Oslo

Ruter busPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Ruter is considering stopping public transport on Sundays in the areas around Oslo due to a lack of passengers. The company considers it a saving measure due to lacking revenues.

Yesterday, the County Council in Viken presented the cut scenarios, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes. Three different levels of what Ruter calls scaling down the offer have been outlined.

The most drastic level would mean that there would be no public transport on Sundays and the offer would be stopped after 8 PM Monday to Saturday. This scenario would provide Ruter with a cost reduction of NOK 450 million.

There may also be cuts in Oslo, but no corresponding cut packages have yet been made.

Lack of passangers

The reason for considering a reduction in the offer is a lack of passengers, which leads to lost revenue. Ruter faces a loss of NOK 475 million in the first half of next year.

Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård (AP) does not want to say whether the new government’s “extra budget” could finance the transport but says that they are following the situation closely.

As it stands today, route cuts may become a reality in April.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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2 Comments on "Ruter is considering stopping public transport on Sundays in the areas around Oslo"

  1. Ruter is anti-pensjonist, is it? Reducing the routes to once per hour or even once per 2 hours would be understandable. For those of us who cannot afford a car, this is intolerably extreme.

    If it extends to my remote town, how do I get my children to the train to go back to their mother’s on Sunday after their weekend with me?

  2. So will Ruter also take care of our patients every Sunday if health care workers won’t be able to go to work due to lack of transportation? Not everyone owns cars you know…

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