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Free Newspapers On The Bus, Starting Today

Published May 5, 2011

Starting today, passengers on 22 different bus lines will be able to read free newspapers courtesy of Strætó, including the Grapevine.
A press release from Strætó says that the purpose of the operation is “to make travelling by bus more pleasant”. Passengers will also be allowed to take the papers with them when they get off the bus.
The papers which will be made available will be (which comes out every Thursday morning), Monitor and Fréttatíminn (every Friday morning) and the Reykjavík Grapevine, which will come out every Friday of weeks that the paper goes to print – every two weeks in the summer and every month in the winter.
The papers will be available in marked newspaper stands on the buses themselves. Those who do not take the papers from the bus at the end of their journey are asked to return the papers to the stands.
Reynir Jónssson, director of Strætó, said of the operation, “We at Strætó are always looking for ways to make the travel experience more pleasant for our passengers and this project is a part of that. Many interesting papers are printed every week, and we came to the conclusion that distributing these four papers would be a good idea to make the ride pass by more quickly.”

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