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  • Alstom Traxx locomotives for Railpool

    Railpool orders Traxx locomotives


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 15 Traxx 3 locomotives for use in Norway, Sweden and Italy, with an option for five more. The electric locomotives with last mile diesel engines are to be delivered from Alstom’s plants at Kassel in ...

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    Green Cargo restructures European freight flows


    EUROPE: Swedish freight operator Green Cargo has restructured its international train services with the aim of simplifying operations, reducing costs and cutting transit times.

  • SJ Alstom high speed train impression

    SJ orders Sweden’s fastest trains


    SWEDEN: National operator SJ has confirmed that Alstom is to supply the fastest trains in Sweden, which will have a maximum speed of 250 km/h for use on long distance inter-city services including routes to Denmark and Norway. The initial order will cover 25 electric trainsets ...

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    Coronavirus track access charge reduction approved


    SWEDEN: The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a SKr1·37bn Swedish scheme to support the rail passenger and freight sectors during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Haparanda - Tornio railway bridge (Photo: Andreas Lakso, CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Finland – Sweden rail link to be electrified


    FINLAND: Funding has been agreed for the electrification of the 24 km line from the junction at Laurila near Kemi to Tornio and across the border to Haparanda in Sweden.

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    Uppsala council approves tram plan


    SWEDEN: Uppsala municipal council has voted in favour of plans to build a tramway to link Uppsala C station and the city centre with the southern suburbs of Gottsunda and Ultuna and a planned new station at Bergsbrunna. The proposed network would total 17 route-km, with ...

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    Swedish station announcements to be silenced


    SWEDEN: Station public address announcements will in future only be made if trains are delayed or there is a platform alteration, Trafikverket has decided.

  • Preliminary impression of CAF train for SJ

    CAF wins Swedish inter-regional EMU contract


    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a SKr3bn contract to supply 25 trainsets for use on inter-regional services, mainly in the Stockholm-Mälaren region. The Civity Nordic electric multiple-units will have a maximum speed of 200 km/h, with winterisation for Swedish ...

  • Green Cargo Golden Bullet 2 timber wagon

    Golden Bullet 2.0 wagon unveiled


    SWEDEN: ‘Wagons that seemed new and innovative a few years ago already feel dated. They pale in comparison’, said Johan Roswall, Roundwood Sales Executive at Green Cargo, as the operator announced the first customer for Golden Bullet 2.0, ‘the market’s most efficient timber wagon’. The wagon ...

  • Bergslagen Stadler EMU impression

    Coronavirus ends Bergslagen operating contract as more EMUs ordered


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    Containerships launches Swedish shuttle train


    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 as ...

  • Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland.

    Sweden reinstates passenger trains to Finnish border


    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 day ...

  • There are three FlixTrain services already running in Germany.

    FlixTrain prepares to launch in Sweden


    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

    Biodiesel-electric units in order for lingonberry-coloured trains


    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 ...

  • EffiShunter 1000 společnosti Trainpoint Norway

    CZ Loko targets Scandinavian shunter replacement market


    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)

    Swedish ticket offices to close


    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.