Our commission in public transport
Public transport plays a key role in allowing you to live, study or work where you want. The more people travel by public transport, the better it is for our environment as well.
Regional public transport authority
Region Skåne is the regional public transport authority in Skåne County, and holds the political and economic responsibility for publicly financed public transport.
Our role is dual: we both, as a public authority, ”order” publicly financed public transport, and carry it out through the Skånetrafiken administration.
Skånetrafiken – Publicly Funded Public Transport
The Skånetrafiken Office for Public Transport runs our publicly funded public transport. Around 57 per cent of costs are covered by ticket sales and other external income; the rest is tax funds from Region Skåne.
The Office for Public Transport is responsible for the Pågatåg and Öresund trains, yellow regional buses and green city buses, and for transportation services for old/disabled persons in many of Skåne’s municipalities.
Commercial public transport
Private transport businesses may freely run commercial public transport on a regional level, without financial support from Region Skåne.
Region Skåne takes a favourable view of commercial public transport, and shall, as the regional public transport authority, create the conditions needed for commercial public transport to operate.