HSL announces price increases because operating costs are rising rapidly

The prices of longer journeys will be cut in comparison: the price of a one-time ticket covering the entire area will be reduced by 21 percent from 5.70 euros to 4.50 euros, and the price of a 30-day ticket by 23 percent from 142.70 euros to 109.70 euros.

The new prices will come into effect on January 1, 2023.

Matias Pajula (NCP), Chairman of the Board of HSL, told According to , all but one member of the board accepted the proposal to reform the prices, interpreting it as a sign of mutual understanding of the seriousness of the situation.

“It’s not an indication that this is an easy decision,” he said. “There are very few good solutions. Nobody likes raising prices as much as we have to.”

The also decided to postpone the plan to offer free trips to groups of students participating in school trips for another year, citing the municipalities’ inability to get the necessary funding in next year’s budgets.

The news of price increases received criticism in ’s public transport on Tuesday, According to Helsingin Sanomat.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page




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