Since the Swedish Transport Administration's new timetable for the Aspö ferry was completed, Karlskrona municipality's email inbox has been filled with comments. Because at the turn of the year, there will be fewer trips – both on weekdays and weekends.

"A lot of people have been in touch and in many cases describe impossible situations," says Börje Dovstad.

Right now, the municipality's main focus is on trying to mitigate the effects of the removed tours.

"I have instructed the municipal manager to draw up a list of measures and the municipality is working it. As soon as possible, the measures will be presented, such as introducing more frequent passenger traffic," he says.

Renovation delayed

The changed routes are due to the ferry berth being restored, but it is unclear how long the renovation will last. According to Karlskrona municipality, it can take up to 18 months before the work can even begin – this due to a legal process.

What kind of legal process is it?

"Broadly speaking, these are permits that are being reviewed by the Environmental Court of Appeal in Växjö. These environmental permits take forever to obtain," says Börje Dovstad.

Hear him tell us in the clip