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Public transport companies are struggling

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In Sjælland, Movia needs 180 million DKK extra to keep all the bus routes open. In North Denmark, NT needs 45 million DKK extra. On Fyn, Fynbus needs 10 million DKK. Why? The expected amount of passengers for 2023 didn’t materialize. What’s next? The initial response would be to close unsustainable routes with few passengers (unfortunately, this means routes towards the villages) and increase the prices. 

  • After the summer holidays, several municipalities will have to decide how to find the extra money needed to keep the public transportation system running. If in North Denmark, several municipalities already decided to close down routes, in Næstved and Holbæk they will try to move money from other parts of the local budget. 
  • A committee of experts has already been established by the government in May 2023 to rethink public transport in rural areas. A report is expected to be ready by the end of 2024. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matachehttp://www.narcis.dk
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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