Underground Barriers Will never Be Used

The barriers in the underground system (T-Bane) in Oslo were set up in connection with the introduction of the electronic ticket Flexus. Millions of passengers have passed the barriers wondering when they will be fully used. Now it is revealed to be a poor project management and a redundant investment.

Norwegian Daily, Aftenposten wrote how the electronic ticketing system had become a scandal with waste of over NOK 100 million. In five years, people passed the new barriers at T-bane stations in Oslo without barriers. Now it turns out that they probably will not be used at all, and tens of million which was invested for building those barriers have been superfluous.

Building of these platforms had aimed at stopping those travelers without ticket and counting of passengers on all public transport in the Oslo area. But none of these goals could be reached. Furthermore, the authorities proposed all blocks should be removed as their maintenance is expensive.

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