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A new Västrafik ticket fiasco!

Why must it be so complicated?

post 18.Sep.2013, 02:44 PM
Post #16
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Sep.2011

Oh, I knew about that. And from the looks of it, it looks like it's going to be a huge improvement over what we have now. Can't wait for it to come.

The OP said something would change at the end of this month.. not in 2015 as is Västtrafik's plan. I was quite confused, perhaps it was that they were introducing something in the meantime.
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post 18.Sep.2013, 05:20 PM
Post #17
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

You get the idea that Västtrafik could never manage to organize the proverbial in a brewery.

They want to get people to leave their cars at home and use public transport, so they buy trams that rust and spend most of their life in the workshop. Then they introduce a ticket system that seems to work only when there is a Z in the month. Added to that they reduce the number of buses, trams and trains on certain routes thereby losing passengers, and fail to coordinate train, bus and tram times. Now there is to be yet another ticket system. Oh, and more trams are to be bought - from the same Italian supplier I wonder. Somewhere there must be some backhanders being paid out. One thing is for sure, they don't honestly want people to ride their transport, since their planners see to it that everything goes at the wrong time in the wrong direction, at a higher price. Yes, the old ticket system has been mentioned. It was simple. It worked, and you always knew where you stood with regard to your use of the tickets. The people 'running' the system have never heard the very true saying - IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT.

Small wonder that Göteborg has that nickname of Muteborg. Until they get a proper council that has the interest of the people and not itself at heart, the city will continue on its downward journey - into the tunnels of Västlänken - a monument to the current politicians with a price that will have to be paid by generations of inhabitants long after the current 'planners' have died.

I am more than glad I have left that city, never to return, and very rarely visit. There are plenty of other towns that welcome visitors, and to those people will now go.
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post 19.Sep.2013, 03:00 PM
Post #18
Joined: 15.Oct.2008

nice post Hisingen
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post 19.Sep.2013, 05:04 PM
Post #19
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

Thanks for the compliment. It's nice to know that not all of my comments fall on deaf ears..


Er sorry, no offence meant name-wise.
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post 21.Sep.2013, 07:52 PM
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