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Travellers given discount after transport turmoil

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Travellers given discount after transport turmoil
07:07 CET+01:00
Stockholm transport authority, SL, has introduced a temporary discount on its monthly passes as compensation for weeks of transport turmoil.

The authority has also taken out a series of full-page adverts in national newspapers and given a "full and genuine apology" to the hunders of thousands of travellers who have been affected by unsatisfactory train and metro services.

"It is a unique occurrence for large parts of the metro to lie still for several days. We are therefore taking the unique step of compensating SL's faithful travellers by giving away a free week's travel," SL chairperson Christer G Wennerholm wrote in an article in Dagens Nyheter.

A 30 day travel card will now cost 530 kronor ($74), instead of 690. Those paying a reduced price will now pay 320 kronor. Travellers with year and season cards will also receive compensation.

National rail operator, SJ, continues to battle with several delays and other disturbances on main routes after the weekend's snowfalls and cold temperatures, but the number of cancelled trains has dropped considerably.

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