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Fewer taking the train across the Øresund

Two months of border controls are taking their toll

Fewer people are taking the train to Sweden due to the hassle (photo: iStock)
March 9th, 2016 2:25 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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The number of passengers travelling by train across the Øresund Bridge has fallen by 20 percent, according to figures from the Danish train operator DSB.

It has been over two months since Sweden imposed ID controls at the border with Denmark and the checks have negatively impacted on the number of commuters.

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Skånetrafiken, the Swedish public transport operator, has reported sales of commuter passes for the Øresund Bridge have dropped by 8 to 9 percent in January and February.

Camilla Bunke, the sales manager at Skånetrafiken, told News Øresund that the ID checks have been “enormously frustrating” for daily commuters, but complaints are not as frequent as they used to be at the beginning of the year.