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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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    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 ...

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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 ...

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    Innovative wagons deployed for steel traffic

    2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Green Cargo has leased 40 wagons from Wascosa which it will use with a new type of load carrying cassette to transport steel products between Luleå, Borlänge and Oxelösund for SSAB. The wagons built by Tatravagónka are equipped with disc brakes ...

  • Kiruna Wagon Side Loader XL for Södra Cell Värö
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    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading

    2020-11-24T12:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...

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    Stockholm – Berlin night train tickets go on sale

    2020-11-24T09:14:00Z

    EUROPE: Snälltåget has opened ticket sales for the Stockholm – Berlin night train service which it is to launch on March 27 2021. The service will run twice per week in April, May and September, with daily departures in June, July and August. Prices start from ...

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    Green Cargo signs locomotive framework agreement

    2020-10-29T12:26:00Z

    SWEDEN: Green Cargo and Romanian manufacturer Softronic have signed a long term framework agreement for the supply of further Transmontana six-axle electric locomotives. The agreement announced on October 26 builds on an initial July 2017 order for two locomotives, which was followed by further orders which ...

  • Railcare has unveiled a battery-powered multi-purpose vehicle for railway maintenance work.
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    Battery-powered railway maintenance machine unveiled

    2020-10-05T15:19:00Z

    SWEDEN: Railcare has unveiled a battery-powered multi-purpose vehicle for railway maintenance work, which, as well as eliminating emissions at the point of use, also offers operators reduced noise levels. The MPV is intended to complement the company’s vacuum excavator and snow melter, and can haul wagons ...

  • Göteborg Bombardier Transportation M33 tram
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    Göteborg’s first M33 tram handed over

    2020-09-24T10:24:00Z

    SWEDEN: The first of 40 Flexity trams ordered by Göteborg transport operator Göteborgs Spårvägar has been formally handed over by manufacturer Bombardier Transportation, following the completion of 8 000 km of test running. Designed Type M33, the 30 unidirectional and 10 bidirectional trams were ordered ...

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    Wasp’s waist bridge replaced

    2020-08-29T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has completed the latest stage in the ongoing programme to modernise the 2 km corridor through central Stockholm. Known as the ‘wasp’s waist’, this is the busiest section of the national rail network. The latest works saw the 250 m bridge over ...

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    Malmbanan interlocking commissioned ahead of ERTMS deployment

    2020-08-19T14:15:00Z

    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has put into operation the first of seven computer-based interlockings being installed on the Malmbanan iron ore line in preparation for the introduction of ERTMS.

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    First tram arrives in Lund

    2020-08-05T07:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: CAF has delivered the first of seven trams ordered by transport authority Skånetrafiken for the light rail line in Lund which is now scheduled to be officially opened on December 12. The tram was built at CAF’s Zaragoza plant in Spain. It was delivered by ...

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    Freight by passenger train pilot project funded

    2020-07-18T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Innovation agency Vinnova is to fund a project which aims to use spare capacity on passenger trains to carry high value light goods such as pharmaceuticals and e-commerce deliveries. The SKr1m grant has been awarded under a programme which aims to facilitate ‘rapid and sustainable ...

  • A tent which is 360 m long, 60 m wide and 15 m high has been erected at the port of Göteborg
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    Giant tent erected to handle port rail freight

    2020-07-15T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: A tent which is 360 m long, 60 m wide and 15 m high has been erected at the port of Göteborg to provide a covered space for handling weather-sensitive forest products such as pulp and paper rolls arriving by rail. The freight will be ...

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    Night train fleet maintenance contract awarded

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to continue to maintain 12 locomotives and 75 coaches used on the Stockholm – Luleå – Narvik overnight services which are due to transfer from SJ to Vy Tåg with the start of a new operating contract in December. ...