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Scandinavian Rail Development

Upcoming events, Z Homepage promo / 5 January 2017 /

22-23 May 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
European Railway Review’s 9th annual Scandinavian Rail Development conference returns to Stockholm, bringing together the region’s rail infrastructure managers and operators as well as innovators and strategists, to discuss and debate the future direction of rail…

MTR begins operating Stockholm Pendeltåg commuter rail service

Rail industry news / 13 December 2016 /

On 11th December 2016, MTR began operating the Stockholm Pendeltåg as part of a ten-year agreement.

Alstom begins delivery of 30 Coradia regional trains to Skånetrafiken

Rail industry news / 7 December 2016 /

Alstom has begun delivering 30 additional Coradia Electric Multiple Units to Swedish regional public transportation authority and operator Skånetrafiken.

The future of train travel for SJ

Railway Extra / 21 October 2016 /

In this article Crister Fritzson, Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB, shares some insights into the history of Sweden’s oldest and largest train operator; its recent developments and plans for the future…

Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan to receive 22 new Stadler EMUs

Rail industry news / 24 August 2016 /

Stockholm County Council (SL) has commissioned Stadler to supply 22 X15P EMUs for operation on the Roslagsbanan which connects Stockholm city centre with northeast localities.

MTR Express voted best railway operator in Sweden

Rail industry news / 4 July 2016 /

MTR Express, the rail service connecting Stockholm and Gothenburg, has been voted best rail operator in Sweden according to a new passenger survey.

Coradia Nordic X60B trains begin operation on Stockholm’s commuter network

Rail industry news / 11 April 2016 /

New Coradia Nordic X60B trains have begun operation on Stockholm’s commuter network as part of an agreement between operator Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) and Alstom.

The 4th FIVE – Fires in Vehicles conference that will take place October 5 – 6, 2016 in Baltimore, USA

Rail industry news / 9 March 2016 /

FIVE will bring together scientists, regulators, test engineers, industry, suppliers, insurance companies and other organizations from the diverse field of transportation to discuss important fire issues….

MTR Corporation to operate Stockholm Commuter Rail Service

Rail industry news / 9 December 2015 /

MTR Nordic, a wholly owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, has been chosen to operate the commuter rail service Stockholm Pendeltåg for an initial period of 10 years from December 2016.

Alstom finalises acquisition of Motala Train

Rail industry news / 2 October 2015 /

Alstom has become sole owner of Motala Train AB, a Swedish company specialised in refurbishment, heavy maintenance and repair of passenger trains.

Sweden’s MTR Express celebrates six months operational service

Rail industry news / 2 October 2015 /

Operator MTR Corporation celebrates six successful months of passenger service on its intercity MTR Express route in Sweden.

Sweden’s Railways: Quality, capacity and competitiveness

Issue 5 2015 / 1 October 2015 /

Never before has there been so much talk about the railroad in Sweden, writes Björn Westerberg, CEO of the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies (ASTOC). Train services have been developed and adapted for a market with high standards and are an important part of society. Unfortunately, it is the flaws of the railway’s facilities that are in focus. Instead of visions and new developments, there are talks about the ‘maintenance mountain’ and infrastructure debt…


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