Ronny Fredriksson, head of press relations for Securitas Sweden, says they have been contracted by transport companies to take over the responsibilities, but declined.
“We need to know more,” he says. “The whole issue is very messy. From what we understand, no particular competence is required to carry out the checks. What you have to remember is that this is about foreign identification cards that we know nothing about.”
To comply with the Swedish requirements, fencing has been erected around one of the platforms at the train station at Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. Rail operators are cutting the number of departures between there and Malmö in southern Sweden, and warn that there might be significant delays.
The plan has been strongly criticized by a group representing commuters between the two cities.
The TT news agency reports that there also seem to be plans for a second ID check at Hyllie, the first station on the Swedish side. Police set up a fence at the station on Sunday.