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Old October 22nd, 2014, 08:46 PM   #261
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The Swedes have bigger trains tho, the SJ 3000 is 3450 mm at its widest point.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 08:51 PM   #262
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Svartmetall, Swede: Still, there are some lines suitable for higher speeds in the northern parts of the country. One regional train (Gröna tåget) was tested in 2009 and the maximum speed reached was 303 km/h. The goal was to test whether the current infrastructure would be suitable for the trains running on higher speeds. This, of course, doesn't mean that some of the lines shouldn't be upgraded.
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 02:03 AM   #263
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The Swedes have bigger trains tho, the SJ 3000 is 3450 mm at its widest point.
That is huge. How wide are trains to Denmark or the ones that used to travel South to Germany and even Hungary?
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 08:19 AM   #264
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iirc there's wider loading gauge on one track into northern Germany from the ferry from Sweden so the 3200mm wide trains can get to Hamburg (or wherever it was). The once that go to Berling or Hungary aren't wider than the continental norm. Gaps at platforms in Sweden from that, but not crazy ones.

The Swedish loading gauge is significantly wider than pretty much everything on the continent (or what the Brits have to deal with from the 1850s). More info on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loading_gauge#Sweden
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 08:27 AM   #265
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Congrats! Apparently Sweden does value the rail traffic and is ready to invest pretty much in its network development despite the fact that the destination city is not really a crowded one (the population of 46.6 thousand and not much around). I'm pertaining to the fact that many other European cities of that size do not even have a regular passenger traffic. Okay, it's a question of wealth too, some countries simply do not have the money to invest, but it is also the question of attitude. If Poland or Romania reduce their passenger traffic, they can use as an excuse the lack of funds. But why for example Finland does not maintain any passenger traffic to Rauma (40 thousand inhabitants) despite the city is linked to the network by the electrified line allowing quite decent speeds?
The line isn't all about passenger traffic though. Far from it, it is a line motivated to a large extent by freight traffic. The current rail line goes far inland and means a significant de-tour taking loads of time. This new line is much more sensible and not primarily located to make it hard for the Russians to take it in an invasion.
/I'm serious. Look at Swedish infrastructure along the east coast. It is part of the strategic planning that it should be far from the coast since the old enemy Russia is on the other side of the Baltic.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #266
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Not really railway development, but it does show some videos of not so often seen parts of the country for many.

Firstly, arriving into Örebro Centralstation by train.




And the same train we arrived in on leaving the station.




A full tour of Örebro Centralstation at night.




A local tågkompaniet train leaving Örebro Centralstation.





Walking down the platform at Örebro Centralstation.





Views of the Swedish countryside between Stockholm and Örebro.




Arriving into Västerås Centralstation




And departing again from Västerås Centralstation.




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Old November 1st, 2014, 04:12 AM   #267
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MTR Express: trains

The backside of the Swedish Stadler Flirt pictured during a test ride in Switzerland:


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Old November 2nd, 2014, 11:10 AM   #268
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 12:12 AM   #269
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MTR Express: trains

One more picture of Electric Low-floor Multiple-unit FLIRT for MTR Express in Sweden by Stadler Rail:


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Old November 4th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #270
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A nice map of the first branch of the future HSR line- Ostlänken:


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A planned HSR line southwards (Stambanan):


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Another HSR line will reach Gothenburg via Jönköping and Borås.

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Old November 5th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #271
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The second map is exactly what it exist today
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MTR Express: trains

MTR shared a few pictures of interior of the Swedish Stadler Flirt train a set of which will be delivered to Sweden this year:





Source: MTR Express on Instagram
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What's up with the Breitling clock? BTW, are those photos from 1st class or economy class?
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The MTR Express won't have classed seating. All seats are one and the same. However, you can upgrade other services & stuff (I'm not clear on what) for an extra cost compared to the basic ticket price.
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There is a video report of these new trains on SvD, with some information on how it will work, and including some nice views on how they look: http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/tag-fra...en_4073755.svd
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Lovely trains, indeed.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #277
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When these come out is when I will go and visit Gothenburg. I hope to take one. Anything that provides competition to SJ is a good thing in my opinion as SJ are hardly the best service I've used...
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MTR Express will launch their service in spring (march?) next year.
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Yep, March is the last press release I saw. Will be good to go when the weather improves though, so I'll wait until May or later.
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The official MTR Express webpage was updated with a nice video presentation with the Swedish Stadler Flirt in action: http://www.mtrexpress.se.
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