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Financial problems for Gothenburg train operator


Ben Kendall 2012-03-22

DSB Väst, which operates the regional rail services in the Gothenburg region, has serious financial problems. The company says it is running at a large loss each month.

"It is unsustainable both from a commercial and political perspective," says chairman of the board at DSB Väst Jacob Kjær, in a statement.

DSB has a contract with Västtrafik to operate the regional trains in the Gothenburg region until 2018.

"We are aiming towards a solution that provides Västtrafik time to find a new operator," states Jacob Kjær.

On Thursday, Västtrafik announced that it had received the information on DSB Väst's financial woes and is making preparations so that its customers are affected as little as possible. Västtrafik says it is now looking for a new operator to take over from DSB Väst.

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