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    Wasp’s waist bridge replaced


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Giant tent erected to handle port rail freight


    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


    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. ...

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    Trafikverket awards independent assessment services contract


    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


    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


    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


    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

    Transitio orders double-deck EMUs


    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.

    Ancala to acquire Hector Rail from EQT


    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


    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.

    Transdev wins Roslagsbanan operating contract


    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


    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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    Rail Business UK

    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities


    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


    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)

    Trafikverket proposes Malmö – Brussels overnight service


    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


    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


    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 . ...