Traffic Diverted at Götaplatsen till 18 August 2019, Rail(tram)-works on Avenyn

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A stretch on Avenyn towards Götaplatsen is suspended for public transport of buses and trams and other traffic.  This could affect all those who want to reach Stadsbiblioteket the main library of Gothenburg and other cultural points in the city by Poseidon.

Avenyn is the key high street of Gothenburg for pubs and clubs, shopping and fika among other things. The trams and buses coming from Brunsparken and heading towards Avenyn are diverted before and at Valand. The bus traffic is suspended from Götaplatsen but those who want to commute by 18, the nearest stop is Valand (location A/B) and for 52, the nearest stop is Körsvägen ( E/B).

The police have also intensified their surveillance at Götaplatsen. Signboards warn the trouble makers and trouble seekers that the area has CCTV cameras. During summer, Götaplatsen buzzes with people as the cafes and restaurants located in the Art Museum, Concert Hall and Theatre Hall will come to life.

For the benefit of commuters and visitors who travel by public transport, Göteborgsspårvägar and Västtrafik has deployed informatör at the tram- and bus-stops. One can find an informatör easily as they wear fluorescent jackets with informatör written on the back, and ask for assistance or answer questions as how to reach a destination. Informatör in Swedish refers to person who gives information: the person who informs but informer in English usually refers to a person who is working as a secret police or for a secret service as a spy.

Informatörer (informers) are trained to give information to regular commuters in Gothenburg and also to guide them as how to reach a destination when a bus or tram is suspended. They are usually bilingual and some are trilingual who can speak either German or any one of those languages from ethnic minorities in Gothenburg (Arabic, Pashtun or Dari, Finnish or Norwegian or Danish). Germans are a largest group of tourists to Gothenburg during summer.

For more information about the public transport, you can check: vasttrafik.se