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Oslo set to cut cost of monthly public transport pass

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Oslo set to cut cost of monthly public transport pass
Any reduction in the price of public transport passes requires agreement between Oslo and Akershus. Photo by Gunnar Ridderström on Unsplash

In a significant move aimed at benefiting commuters and residents alike, Oslo has announced plans to reduce the cost of its monthly public transport pass.

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The new Oslo City Council wants to slash the price for a monthly public transport card within Zone 1 for adults from the current 853 kroner to a more affordable 499 kroner.

This development stems from a City Council declaration jointly presented by the Conservative (H) and Liberal (V) parties on a Tuesday afternoon, a move that has been reported by Norwegian news outlets, including Avisa Oslo, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), and Aftenposten.

This price adjustment is expected to take place during the upcoming four-year period.

Zone 1, encompassing the city of Oslo and select parts of Bærum, is set to benefit from this cost reduction.

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However, it's worth noting that any reduction in the price of public transport passes requires agreement and coordination with Akershus, as both Oslo and Akershus jointly own Ruter, the entity responsible for public transportation services in the region.

Should the two city councils reach an agreement, the effort could enhance the availability and ease of transportation in and around Oslo.

Details and pricing related to the monthly pass and zones in the area can be found on Ruter's website.

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