|A Stockholm metro. Photo: Wikimedia
The paper strip tickets for the Stockholm public transports (SL) will soon be history. SL continues with their work with the new plastic cards, SL access.
The project has been going on for a while, but been delayed due to technical problems. The 30-day and 7-day paper tickets are already replaced by plastic cards, even though the old paper versions are still possible to buy.
An advantage with the paper tickets is that it is shown on the ticket for how long it is valid. With SL-access one has to go to a ticket machine, or in the future check on the internet, to know how many trips or how many days one has left. SL claims however that the new tickets will have many advantages for the travelers and many would say that the paper tickets are a bit old fashioned.
The paper strip tickets are normally used by people who do not travel so often that it would pay to get a 30-day ticket. They then get a stamp on the paper strip for each journey until the strip is full. There will be some transitional period when the strip is still valid, even though new ones will not be sold anymore.