Ban draws criticism from passengers

Cash good on SJ trains until the new year

Published onsdag 14 november 2012 kl 19.14
An SJ vending machine waiting to be used.

The state-owned rail company SJ will continue to sell tickets on board trains until the end of the year, after travellers criticise the company's decision to stop selling tickets on trains, Swedish Television reports.

Around 1 percent of SJ's tickets are sold on trains. The company estimates that it loses around 60 million SEK per year from customers who get on the train without buying a ticket.

SJ was to stop selling tickets on Thursday, 15 November, but that date has now been pushed back until the end of the year.

After discussions with its customers, SJ will also let passengers buy tickets via its mobile website after getting on the train, which until now has not been possible.