Higher toll compensation for tunnel commuters
The government wants to pay increased toll compensations to people who travel to and from work via the Tórshavn-Eysturoy subsea tunnel.
Jørgen Niclasen, the Minister of Transport and Finance, is preparing a bill on the matter. He says that although it will take about a month before the bill reaches Parliament, the revised compensations will apply retroactively from today’s date.
The proposed change will also apply to those commuting through the upcoming Streymoy-Sandoy subsea tunnel.
The Tórshavn-Eysturoy tunnel will be closed for all traffic due to scheduled maintenance and repair work every night 7pm-7am from tomorrow to Tuesday 19 January.
For details on tunnel tolls, etc. click here.
The Faroese version of this article is available here.
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Translated by prosa.fo