13th May 2012, 07:36 PM
New gadets on ticket barriers
> In Stockholm 1979 one only needed a "monthly" with your photo on it.
> These were randomly checked. Seemed to work did not see anyone without
> a valid ticket (I watched)
1) Swedish (Nordic, in general) people are a lot different to Australians and are far less multicultural than us (less Chinese, for instance, who have different ideas on how to make money & save money - by living 10 people to a room for instance - compared to Westerners). Very few people rip-off the (heavily-taxed) system in Sweden.
2) NSW Railcorp allows monthly tickets to be transferrable. Hence no photo..