Huddinge station faces growing commuter frustration due to increasing train delays and cancellations.
Passengers report reduced train frequency and overcrowding, which is causing longer commutes. The regional councilor for traffic, Anton Fendert, attributes this issue to a national shortage of train drivers, further exacerbated by the removal of train conductors.
To address the problem, new train drivers are currently undergoing training, with 80 expected to be fully qualified by the end of October. However, it remains uncertain when this situation will improve. Changes in train frequency are anticipated in the next year's traffic order.
Despite receiving fines totaling 95 million SEK from MTR this year, there are no immediate plans to reduce the SL card price. Instead, the fines will be reinvested in standby buses and reinforcement services, with a focus on benefiting commuter train passengers.