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ID checks could mean more expensive train tickets

Updated måndag 28 december 2015 kl 17.09
Published måndag 28 december 2015 kl 13.54
"Some of our commuters are very nervous about how these ID checks will affect them"
(2:48 min)
Ett Öresundståg vid perrongen.
Photo: TT

The upcoming ID checks on passenger trains between Denmark and Sweden will cost the rail operators DSB and Skånetrafiken approximately SEK 1.2 million a day to carry out, and this added expense could mean more expensive tickets in the future, reports Swedish Radio News. 

The new law, which will require rail operators to check the IDs of all people entering Sweden, comes into effect next Monday and will force passengers crossing the Öresund bridge to switch trains at the Kastrup Airport station.

Tony Bispeskov, head of informations at the Danish rail operator DSB, tells Radio Sweden that passengers will have to get off the train at Kastrup and walk to a different platform where their ID's will be checked at designated inspection stations.

DSB will then take a photocopy of each ID to be able to prove that they have been registered, and this process is expected to cause delays of up to 45 minutes.

"This will cause added expenses for us and longer travelling time for the passengers. We will split this cost with Skånetrafiken at first, but we may add a fee in the future," Bispeskov says.


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