Earlier this week, Mitt i Stockholm reported the joyful news that they will be increasing the number of departures on the Södertälje commuter train during rush hours starting from Monday, October 30th. This means that the trains will run eight times per hour.
We are many who live, work, and study in Flemingsberg and have at some point experienced delays, crowded trains, and canceled departures. For many, commuter traffic is a constant companion. It is of the utmost importance that commuters can have confidence in commuter traffic, and therefore, news like these are very welcome.
The positive news is a result of MTRX, responsible for the commuter trains, having an improved staff situation compared to before. There will be eight trains per hour between 06:00-09:00 and 14:00-19:00. Outside of rush hours, four trains will continue to depart every hour.
Despite the encouraging news we received this week, the increased departures are actually something expected from SL’s perspective.
“But the offering still doesn’t meet the basic order, which is the number of trains that should be running by 2023,” writes Mitt i Stockholm in its article.
Hence, the pressure to continue increasing the number of departures remains, as the original order for 2023 was ten trains per hour during rush hours. The future remains uncertain.
Read the article here.