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Homeless banned from sheltering in train station

Published lördag 1 november 2014 kl 10.46
The station is only for paying travellers. Photo: Karin Hellzén/Sveriges Radio

The owner of Linköping train station has put up signs saying the benches are only for paying customers, plus is asking the council what it is doing to keep homeless people away.

The head of security at station owner Jernhuset says they have had complaints from passengers, that they could not use the toilet or sit on the benches.

Leif Svensson says to Swedish television SVT that despite the station being a place to get out of the cold, it is a safety issue, with passengers not able to walk down the platform without going dangerously close to the edge.

Local council leader Eva Lindh, from the Linköping Social Democrats says it is a tough question, that they will have to discuss.

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