All Sweden articles – Page 3

  • 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 power cable ...

  • 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 2021, ...

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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 for ...

  • 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 large ...

  • Snälltåget train
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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 €49. ...

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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 will ...

  • 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 within ...

  • 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 ...

  • se wasp's waist bridge
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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 the ...

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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.

  • se Lund tram
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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 change’ ...

  • 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 transferred ...

  • se vy-tag-night-train2
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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. ...

  • 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 – ...

  • se-stockholm-movia-c30-metro-norsborg
    Metro Report International

    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.

  • se-stockholm-CAF-A35-tvärbanan-holger-ellgaard
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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.

  • Snälltåget Berlin to Malmö overnight train (4)
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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 and ...