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  • Photos: Trafikverket / Hans Ekestang
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    Trafikverket awards independent assessment services contract

    2020-07-03T07:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded engineering consultancy Lloyd’s Register a contract to provide third party assessment services for rail projects. This includes the provision of independent assessment body and notified body assurance services to ensure technical interoperability and compliance with the Common Safety Method ...

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    Stockholm C30 metro trains handed over

    2020-06-29T09:55:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has handed over the first Movia C30 articulated trainsets for use on Stockholm’s Red Line, the supplier confirmed on June 26.

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    Stockholm orders 10 more A35 trams

    2020-06-24T14:05:00Z

    SWEDEN: Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further 10 Type A35 trams for the capital’s expanding light rail network.

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    Snälltåget targets 2021 expansion

    2020-06-19T13:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Citing uncertainties over international travel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, open access operator Snälltäget has decided to suspend its seasonal overnight trains between Sweden and Germany for 2020 and focus on developing an increased service from 2021.

  • AB Transitio has awarded Stadler a SFr133·3m order to supply a further 12 four-car double-decker electric multiple-units for use on Mälartåg regional services
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    Transitio orders double-deck EMUs

    2020-06-16T09:17:00Z

    SWEDEN: Local authority owned rolling stock leasing company AB Transitio has awarded Stadler a SFr133·3m order to supply a further 12 four-car double-decker electric multiple-units for use on Mälartåg regional services west of Stockholm from autumn 2021. The firm order announced on June 16 has been ...

  • Ancala Partners LLP’s European Infrastructure Fund II has reached a definitive agreement to buy rail freight operator Hector Rail from EQT.
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    Ancala to acquire Hector Rail from EQT

    2020-06-12T13:30:00Z

    SWEDEN: Mid-market investment manager Ancala Partners LLP’s European Infrastructure Fund II has reached a definitive agreement to buy rail freight operator Hector Rail from EQT. The transaction announced on June 12 is expected to be completed in Q3 2020. Stockholm-based Hector Rail was founded in 2004 ...

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    Stockholm metro electrification contract awarded

    2020-05-26T13:24:00Z

    SWEDEN: Siemens Mobility has been selected to deliver electrification and power supplies for the Stockholm Metro expansion programme. The €21m contract awarded by Region Stockholm’s Extended Metro Administration covers electrification works for four separate extensions. The programme includes construction of a 4·1 km Yellow ...

  • Stadler is to supply custom-designed electric multiple-units for the 891 mm gauge Roslagbanan.
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    Transdev wins Roslagsbanan operating contract

    2020-05-14T10:29:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev Sverige AB has been selected as the next operator of the capital’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network, the Stockholm region’s Transport Commission announced on May 12. Six groups had bid for the 12-year contract with regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, including incumbent Arriva ...

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    Stockholm metro tunnelling contract awarded

    2020-05-12T07:02:00Z

    SWEDEN: The Subterra subsidiary of Czech company Metrostav Group has been awarded a KC5bn contract to undertake drill and blast tunneling for a 4·1 km western extension of the Stockholm metro Blue Line from the northern terminus at Akalla to the Järfälla housing development near Barkaby, adding ...

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    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities

    2020-05-11T10:59:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association is holding a series of free webinars in partnership with the Department for International Trade to support UK rail companies looking to win export business. Participants will hear from DIT Trade Advisors about opportunities arising in a number of European countries. ...

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    Stockholm Norvik Port connected to the rail network

    2020-05-08T12:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: A 4·4 km electrified branch has been built to at cost of €73m to provide direct rail access to and from the new Stockholm Norvik Port near Nynäshamn, which is scheduled to open this year. Located 50 km south of the ...

  • SJ currently operates night trains to northern Sweden under contract to the government. (Photo: SJ/Mikael Strinnhed)
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    Trafikverket proposes Malmö – Brussels overnight service

    2020-04-29T15:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Trafikverket has recommended a Malmö – Köln - Brussels overnight train as the best option for increasing international rail travel to and from Sweden, although it has identified a number of hurdles that must be overcome.

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    Trains ensure food supplies to Sweden’s supermarkets

    2020-04-17T15:24:00Z

    EUROPE: To ensure deliveries to Sweden during the coronavirus pandemic, grocery chain ICA is transporting goods using rail services which Green Cargo normally operates for Volvo Group. The trains are run to transport goods from Sweden to Volvo’s factory at Gent in Belgium. For the last ...

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    Berlin – Malmö night train to continue despite closure of ferry route

    2020-04-14T10:08:00Z

    EUROPE: The Berlin Night Express overnight train between Sweden and Germany will continue to run despite shipping company Stena Line’s plans to close the Trelleborg – Sassnitz ferry route which the train uses to cross the Baltic, operator Snälltåget has told Railway Gazette International . ...

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    Öresundståg ETCS contract awarded

    2020-03-27T13:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom has been awarded a €35m contract to supply and install Atlas ETCS onboard equipment for the X31 Contessa electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. Alstom is to supply an integrated system enabling the EMUs to use legacy ATC-2 ...

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    Transitio opts for Civity Nordic

    2020-03-25T17:07:00Z

    SWEDEN: Local authority owned rolling stock leasing company AB Transitio has announced its intention to procure 30 EMUs from CAF for use on regional services in southern Sweden, with an option for a further 34 sets. The trains are due to be ordered within an existing ...

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    ABB awarded Trafikverket framework agreement

    2020-03-25T08:46:00Z

    Source: SJ/Stefan Nilsson SWEDEN: Trafikverket has awarded ABB a two-year extendable framework contract covering the supply of more than 400 Relion RER670 intelligent electronic devices. These will protect the infrastructure manager’s 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification equipment including transmission lines, transformers and catenary at around ...

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    Øresund EMU wi-fi contract awarded

    2020-03-13T11:07:00Z

    EUROPE: Nomad Digital has been awarded a contract to supply and maintain passenger wi-fi on the fleet of electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. The aim is to roll-out wi-fi across the entire fleet of 111 three-car Adtranz X31 EMUs ...

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    SJ picks inclusion specialist as next Chief Executive

    2020-03-11T13:42:00Z

    SWEDEN: State-owned passenger operator SJ AB has appointed Monica Lingegård as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from August 17. She will replace Crister Fritzson, who stepped down earlier this year to become CEO of media and communications equipment supplier Net Insight AB.

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    Tailor-made approach switches freight from road to rail

    2020-03-08T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: DB Cargo Logistics has developed a tailor-made transport model to enable cross-laminated timber manufacturer Binderholz to switch its shipments of building products up to 20 m long from road to rail. This has included reopening a disused private siding at Binderholz’s Burgbernheim factory in Bayern ...