Regularly Scheduled Waterborne Transport
The statistics describe regularly scheduled waterborne public transport, operated by public transport companies under their own auspices and under purely commercial conditions (i.e. no ordered or charter services, which are not regularly scheduled).
About the statistics
This survey is intended to describe regularly scheduled commercial waterborne public transport in Sweden, i.e. the services offered, how they are used, and the properties of the vessels that are used. From 2016 the statistics will be included in the new product Regional Public Transport.
This survey is not a regular survey, but rather has been conducted on a trial basis on two occasions, for 2012 and 2013.
"Commercial transport" refers to transport that is not regulated under government contract. Commercial transport is operated by a transport company, or commissioned by another commercial company, on the basis of purely market-based considerations, and with no government involvement.
However, under the Swedish Public Transport Act (2010:1065), the regional public transport authority must be notified of all public transport, and timetables and stops must be reported to the joint timetable database (GTI) at Samtrafiken AB. This has also applied to waterborne public transport since 1 August 2012.