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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