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    Finland’s VR to acquire Swedish open access operator


    SWEDEN: Finnish national train operator VR Group has agreed to acquire MTR Nordic’s Swedish open access passenger business MTR Express. MTRX launched open access services between Stockholm and Göteborg in 2015. It now runs 18 services a day using six Stadler Flirt X74 EMUs and with ...

  • Östergötland transport authority Östgötatrafiken has selected Transdev for the next contract to operate Östgötapendeln passenger services.

    Transdev awarded Swedish train operating contract


    SWEDEN: Östergötland transport authority Östgötatrafiken has selected Transdev for the next contract to operate Östgötapendeln passenger services. The regional services between Norrköping, Motala and Tranås are currently operated by Finland’s VR, which acquired Arriva’s Swedish activities. They use 18 Alstom Coradia Nordic X61 electric multiple-units, and carry ...

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    Connecting Stockholm wins metro operating contract


    SWEDEN: Local authority Region Stockholm has selected the Connecting Stockholm joint venture of The Go-Ahead Group (55%) and ComfortDelGro (45%) to operate and maintain the Tunnelbana metro network. The preferred bidder was announced on January 23, with formal award subject to a standstill period. Go-Ahead CEO Patrick ...

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    Resilient Infrastructure: Using machine learning to inspect overhead wires


    Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket and maintenance contractor Infranord are using machine learning technology to monitor the condition of electrification equipment across the country.

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    Date set for Luxembourg Rail Protocol to enter into force


    INTERNATIONAL: The Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment is to enter into force in contracting states on March 8 2024, the intergovernmental ratification task force has announced.  

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    Narrow gauge commuter trains enter service in Stockholm


    SWEDEN: Custom-designed Stadler X15p electric multiple-units have begun entering passenger service on Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan, the first new trains on the 891 mm gauge suburban line for around 30 years.

  • Stockholm Pendeltåg commuter trains

    SJ to run Stockholm Pendeltågen as MTR withdraws


    SWEDEN: Regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has reached agreement for state-owned passenger operator SJ AB to take over the operation of Stockholm’s Pendeltåg commuter services with effect from March 3 2024.

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    Point machine predictive maintenance partnership


    EUROPE: Vossloh is to develop a predictive maintenance model for point machines through a strategic collaboration with Swedish data analysis and artificial intelligence company Predge. ‘With the help of this trendsetting forecast model, our customers will be able to plan their maintenance measures more proactively, in ...

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    Origami train manufacturing plan


    SWEDEN: Alstom is investigating how origami-inspired manufacturing techniques from Stockholm-based design and technology company Stilfold could be used to make rolling stock production more sustainable. Stilfold’s patented ‘industrial origami’ inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding involves the use of robotic arms to fold flat ...

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    SJ fleet to deploy novel brake control system


    SWEDEN: Knorr-Bremse announced on September 4 that it had signed a contract to deploy its CubeControl brake control system on a fleet of high speed trains for Sweden. Railway Gazette understands that the technology is to be fitted to the 25 Zefiro Express trainsets that Alstom ...

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    Industry concerns as Swedish train planning woes continue


    SWEDEN: Maintenance and operations contractor Railcare says train operators and contractors have been experiencing ‘tough industry conditions’ owing to ‘major problems’ with the introduction of Trafikverket’s market-adapted planning method for allocating train paths. The MPK platform and working methods went live in December but ran into ...

  • Nordic Re-Finance has bought 44 Am843 diesel locomotives from Switzerland's SBB Cargo

    Swedish company buys SBB Cargo diesel locomotives


    EUROPE: Nordic Re-Finance has bought 44 Am843 diesel locomotives from Switzerland’s SBB Cargo, saying this will enable it to offer ‘future-proof’ locomotives for lease in the Swedish market. The Am843 single-cab four-axle Vossloh G1700-2 diesel locos dating from 2003-09 are used for shunting and light freight ...

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    Systra agrees to buy Atkins business in Scandinavia


    EUROPE: International engineering consultancy Systra has reached agreement to acquire the Atkins businesses in Sweden, Denmark and Norway from SNC-Lavalin Group, strengthening its presence in the Scandinavian market.

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    Uppsala tramway construction supervision contract awarded


    SWEDEN: The city of Uppsala has awarded a contract to supervise the construction of its future tramway to consultancy Systra and subcontractors Bjerking, Treeline, White, Rundquist, Lindahl and Consoden. The contract announced in May runs from 2023 to 2031 and is worth SKr145m. Tramway ...

  • RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year.

    Track machines ordered for Scandinavia


    EUROPE: RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year. The Austrian manufacturer said the two machine types were ...

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    VR FleetCare awarded Swedish EMU refurbishment contract


    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ has awarded Finland’s VR FleetCare a €35m contract to modernise its 27 three-car Alstom Coradia Duplex X40 double-deck electric multiple-units. The comprehensive refurbishment of the EMUs dating from 2004–08 will include changes to the internal layout, replacement of the seats and ...

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    Sweden: Investment volte-face exposes fragility of EU rail vision


    The decision last December by the incoming Swedish government to scale back radically the national high speed rail programme and remove the routes from the pan-European TEN-T network has raised profound questions about the country’s commitment to EU rail ambitions, as Nick Kingsley explains.

  • Traxx locomotive for Railpool

    Railpool orders more Traxx locos


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 42 Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives with a firm order for 27, the two companies announced on February 21. The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway ...

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    Technology: Expanding the scope of condition monitoring tools


    Swedish company Railway Metrics & Dynamics has developed a low-power monitoring unit initially aimed at addressing rolling stock faults such as wheel flats. Now, as CEO Jan Lindqvist explains, the company is exploring how infrastructure can be monitored more effectively as well.

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    VR wins Swedish operating contract tendered after SJ agreed early exit


    SWEDEN: The Finnish national operator’s local subsidiary VR Sverige has won a contract to operate passenger services on nine routes radiating from Borlänge and Västeräs, replacing SJ which is exiting the current contract early because of the coronavirus pandemic. The contract to operate services was tendered by ...