Public transport in the county is starting to recover

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– There has been a substantial recovery in 2022 in market shares, says Mattias Andersson, investigator at Svensk Kollektivtrafik, the industry organization for regional public transport authorities and county transport companies in a press release.

Between 2012 and 2019, the number of trips in regional public transport increased steadily every year. Around 160 trips per person were made in the kingdom in 2019. That figure dropped to roughly 100 trips in 2021.

Starting to return

– It is not surprising, because during the pandemic there was a clear call to avoid public transport, says Mattias Andersson.

But now the travelers are starting to return.

– There are still some who are cautious, but on the whole it has started to return. We think there are a little less work trips and more leisure trips now. You work a little more at home, but go more on the weekend, says Mattias Andersson.