Train drivers drop skirts as ban lifted

AFP-JIJI

Male staff on some of Stockholm’s commuter trains who wore skirts to work in protest have emerged victorious after their employer lifted a ban on wearing shorts, transport company Arriva said Monday.

Around 15 male train drivers and other workers last week wore skirts on the suburban Roslagsbanan train service to circumvent the shorts ban, saying temperatures inside the carriages could reach 35 degrees Celsius on a sunny day.