The future of train travel for SJ
25 August 2016 • Author(s): Crister Fritzson, Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB
In European Railway Review Issue 5 2016, Crister Fritzson – Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB – will be sharing some insights into the history of Sweden’s oldest and largest train operator; its recent developments and plans for the future.
SJ is a train operator that operates in a deregulated market and is wholly owned by the Swedish state. In 2015 net sales amounted to SEK 9,000 million (€884 million) and operating profit to SEK 625 million (€61 million). The dividend amounted to SEK 230 million (€22 million). Some 5,000 employees work to provide efficient, climate-smart travel services. SJ AB has 440 daily departures and serves 160 stations from Copenhagen in Denmark to Narvik in Norway. The Group’s train operating subsidiaries are also responsible for a large number of additional departures. SJ’s objective is to be a sustainable and market-leading train operator in Sweden.
SJ digital strategy and upgrade of high-speed trains
In his article, Crister will cover details about SJ’s digital strategy and upgrade of high-speed trains. The SJ X 2000 high-speed train upgrade project is one of the most interesting industry projects in Europe, and a joint venture between several partners. SJ’s mission is to completely rework and update the entire interior of the train, with new seats and technical equipment, as well as adapt the train with new levels of accessibility to meet the demands of disabled customers.
To read more about how SJ plans to be a vital part of the Swedish train industry for a long time to come, sign up here to receive your free print or online subscription to European Railway Review Issue 5 2016.