Gothenburg to reduce tram traffic due to staff shortage

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Västtrafik, Gothenburg's local public transport company, has announced that from tomorrow, Thursday, they are cutting the number of trams that will run during peak hours due to a staff shortage.

At the beginning of this week Stockholm's local transport authority made a similar decision, cutting the number of buses running in the city.

The result was a number of very crowded buses which led to an outcry of protest from passengers and even some sharp criticism from the Public Health Agency, whose director general Johan Carlsson said that crowded public transport in light of the virus situation was unreasonable.

Västtrafik say they have kept an eye on the situation in Stockholm, but say Gothenburg's situation is different and that their changes aren't as big, and hopefully won't have the same effect.

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