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  • Bergslagen Stadler EMU impression
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    Coronavirus ends Bergslagen operating contract as more EMUs ordered

    2021-08-26T10:41:00Z

    SWEDEN: ‘The contract has fallen victim to the pandemic’, said Dan Olofsson, Head of Tendered Services at national operator SJ after an agreement was reached for the early termination of the Bergslagen passenger operating contract.

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    Norrbotniabanan final phase to go ahead

    2021-08-11T08:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: The government has decided to press ahead with completion of the Norrbotniabanan coastal railway linking Umeå and Luleå via Dåva and Skellefteå.

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    Tvärbanan branch opens to Bromma airport

    2021-05-18T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: The first phase of an 8 km northwestern branch of Stockholm’s Tvärbanan light rail line was opened for revenue service on May 16. Diverging from the orbital Sikla – Solna Tvärbanan at Norra Ulvsunda, the branch bridges over Ulvsundavägen runs 1·3 km northwest to ...

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    FlixTrain to launch new routes and night trains

    2021-05-11T14:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Having launched its first FlixTrain services in Sweden on May 6, FlixMobility announced on May 11 that it intends to launch two additional inter-city routes in Germany over the coming months, as part of an expansion programme aiming to double the number of open access services.

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    Snälltåget will not bid for Stockholm – Brussels night train contract

    2021-04-22T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator Snälltåget has decided not to bid for the contract to operate the Swedish government’s proposed overnight service between Stockholm, Malmö, Hamburg, Köln and Brussels.

  • Containerships and Green Cargo
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    Containerships launches Swedish shuttle train

    2021-04-22T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Multimodal logistics company Containerships has started its own shuttle train service between the port of Helsingborg and the Mälardalen region around Stockholm, to meet its requirement for more efficient transport, higher capacity and shorter lead times. The service is being operated by Green Cargo ...

  • Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland.
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    Sweden reinstates passenger trains to Finnish border

    2021-04-15T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland. Regular passenger services on the line had ended in 1992, but have now restarted with Vy Tåg’s Norrtåg subsidiary initially operating two return trains a ...

  • There are three FlixTrain services already running in Germany.
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    FlixTrain prepares to launch in Sweden

    2021-04-14T16:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Open access operator FlixMobility has opened ticket bookings for its first rail service in Sweden, with services between Stockholm and Göteborg expected to start from May 6, a year later than originally anticipated.

  • AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric and eight bimode units
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    Biodiesel-electric units in order for lingonberry-coloured trains

    2021-04-13T15:21:00Z

    SWEDEN: Leasing organisation AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric units and eight bimodes which will also be able to run on renewable biodiesel to meet local environmental targets on lines which are not currently ...

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    CZ Loko targets Scandinavian shunter replacement market

    2021-03-03T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has won a contract to supply an EffiShunter 1000 four-axle diesel-electric locomotive to Oslo-based leasing and maintenance company Trainpoint Norway, and will prioritise obtaining approval for use in Sweden is it sees a large potential market for the replacement of ageing ...

  • SJ X2000 train at Malmö C station (Photo: SJ/Mats Ek)
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    Swedish ticket offices to close

    2021-02-20T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ is to close its remaining travel centres at the main stations in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö from March 1. Customer service staff will instead be deployed around the stations to provide information and assist passengers with using ticket machines, digital purchases and rebooking.

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    Vectron validates ETCS on Øresund Bridge

    2021-02-11T11:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Test running on the Øresund fixed link with an ETCS-equipped Vectron locomotive from Siemens Mobility has successfully validated the use of ERTMS onboard equipment for cross-border operation between Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The link is fitted with a mixture of Swedish and Danish signalling and ...

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    Trafikverket consults on Lund – Hässleholm high speed line

    2021-01-21T16:26:00Z

    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has launched public consultations on route options for the Hässleholm – Lund section of its proposed Stockholm – Malmö high speed line.

  • Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives
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    Vysus supports IORE heavy haul locomotive refurbishment programme

    2021-01-12T11:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives which are used to haul iron ore from the Malmfälten mining area to the ports of Luleå and Narvik. ...

  • Private freight operator Hector Rail has raised a SKr519m financing package from Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and Siemens Bank to refinance its existing debt.
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    Hector Rail refinanced to support ambitions for growth

    2021-01-07T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Private freight operator Hector Rail has raised a SKr519m financing package from Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and Siemens Bank to refinance its existing debt. The term loan and capex facility ‘will support our ambitions to further expand our fleet, strengthen our position as the leading independent rail ...

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    Västtrafik Zefiro Express EMU completed

    2020-12-16T15:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has completed assembly of the first of 45 three-car Zefiro Express 200 km/h electric multiple-units ordered by Västra Götaland regional transport authority Västtrafik.

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    Metro Report International

    Lund tramway opens up the ‘Science Road’

    2020-12-13T08:54:00Z

    SWEDEN: Lund became Sweden’s fourth city to have a modern tram network on December 13, with the opening of a 5·5 km double-track line connecting the Central station to university facilities and the European Spallation Source. The line is operated under contract by Norwegian transport group ...

  • SJ night train
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    Turnout condition monitoring for more efficient maintenance

    2020-12-12T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Trafikverket has awarded Vossloh and DB Systemtechnik a multi-year contract to provide condition monitoring for a total of 1 000 turnouts. Sensors will continuously record data on selected parameters, which will be automatically transmitted to a Vossloh-owned cloud-based platform for processing and conversion into recommendations ...

  • eu Green Cargo Schenker wagon
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    Head end power to keep refrigerated goods cool

    2020-12-02T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Two Wascosa wagons which use electrical power from the locomotive to power refrigerated containers are being tested by Green Cargo and Schenker on the North Rail Express service linking Oslo and Narvik via Sweden. The wagons are connected to the locomotive using a head-end ...

  • Kaunis Iron has awarded Railcare a long-term contract to transport iron ore from the terminal at Pitkäjärvi in Sweden to the Norwegian port of Narvik.
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    Scandinavian iron ore haulage contract awarded

    2020-12-01T14:19:00Z

    EUROPE: Mining company Kaunis Iron has awarded Railcare a long-term contract to transport iron ore from the terminal at Pitkäjärvi in Sweden to the Norwegian port of Narvik. The SKr740m contract announced on December 1 runs for 10 years from November 16 ...