SJ has awarded Swedtrac RailServices a contract to refurbish the X2000 vehicles (Photo: SJ/Stefan Nilsson).

SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ announced on April 14 that it had awarded Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Swedtrac RailServices a contract worth more than SKr1bn for the interior refurbishment of its 227 X2000 inter-city trainset vehicles.

The work to be undertaken at the Tillberga workshop includes fitting new seats, carpets, panelling and luggage racks, and modernising the catering facilities. The new interiors will have 15% more seats than at present, to make better use of track capacity.

The refurbishment forms part of a wider SKr3·5bn programme to modernise the fleet of 200 km/h tilting trainsets, with ABB having previously been awarded a US$200m contract to upgrade the electrical systems.