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Sweden - Articles and news items

Arriva wins Swedish rail franchise worth 550 million euros

Rail industry news / 29 June 2017 /

Arriva has been awarded an eight-year contract to run the Pågatågen train services in Sweden until December 2026.

Swedish-Spanish consortium awarded contract to expand the Southern Main Line

Rail industry news / 14 June 2017 /

The contract to construct four tracks between Flackarp and Arlöv has been awarded to JV NCC Sweden AB-Obrascón Huarte Lain, SA (OHL).

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…

Strengthening the railway is essential for sustainable and efficient transport…

Issue 5 2016 / 6 September 2016 /

Sweden is one of Europe’s longest countries: from south to north the distance is equal to that of our southern border to Rome, Italy. Sweden is also a country dependent on exports, which the Swedish government currently aims to increase. However, we must also decrease the transport sector’s climate emissions, which means great dependence on reliable, efficient and sustainable transportation. As Swedish Minister of Infrastructure one of my top priorities is to strengthen the Swedish transport system for both passengers and freight and steer it towards efficiency and sustainability. This means that improvement of railway transportation is at the top of my to-do list.

The future of train travel for SJ

Issue 5 2016 / 6 September 2016 /

In order to meet the customers’ desires of tomorrow, the Swedish train operator SJ recently launched several digital solutions such as a new mobile service and web site. The company has also presented an upgrade process of Sweden’s most celebrated high-speed train, SJ X 2000. 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.

MTR builds on its strong reputation

Issue 5 2016 / 6 September 2016 /

MTR Corporation has been operating in Sweden since 2009 when it began running the Stockholm Metro. Since then, it has fast become one of the country’s leading transport operators, extending its activities in the region to also cover suburban, rolling stock maintenance and intercity services. In this article Jeremy Long, Chief Executive Officer – European Business of MTR Corporation, shares a concise overview of his company’s progress in the railway market in this short time.

Trafik verket: lowering market entry barriers

Issue 5 2016 / 6 September 2016 /

Trafikverket – the Swedish Transport Administration – is responsible for long-term planning of all types of traffic for the country’s transport system, as well as for building, operating and maintaining public roads and railways. According to Trafikverket’s National Plan, €52.2 billion will be invested in the transport system up to 2025 and in order to raise the level of competition in its procurement efforts, the Administration endeavours to attract tenders from a greater number of inter national suppliers for its projects. In an interview for European Railway Review, Camilla Ahston – Trafikverket’s Senior Inter national Strategist – reveals that efforts to attract new international suppliers are beginning to yield good results.

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.