Damning survey of commuters

Public transport gets thumbs down

Swedish public transport is becoming less popular with commuters. For the first time  less than a half of those polled in an annual survey said they were satisfied, according the the Swedish Public Transport Association which carried out the survey.

“If people have a general impression that nothing works then it’s clear that they will be reluctant to take collective transport,” said the association's director Charlotte Wäreborn Schultz.

Schultz told Swedish Radio that the tougher winter conditions in recent years have contributed to the loss in confidence.

Passengers gave the lowest marks to the quality of information they get about train and bus delays. Only one in four said it worked well.

The survey also revealed that half of all trips made in Sweden are made by car with just the driver and no passengers.