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Old December 19th, 2014, 02:36 PM   #301
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News on Malmbanan in northernmost Sweden:
So when shall the whole Malmbanan have been doubletracked?
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Old December 19th, 2014, 03:19 PM   #302
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From what I can gather from Trafikverkets website that is not the plan. In fact, it won't be double tracked at all. Unless one includes meeting places. According to http://www.trafikverket.se/Privat/Pr...otesstationer/ the ore trains are too long for many meeting points (double track sections of the single track line). So short ones are getting lengthened and the line is being prepared for ERTMS.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 04:03 PM   #303
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First SJ 2000 to undergo overhaul
23 DEC, 2014



Swedish State Railways (SJ) has dispatched the first three SJ 2000 carriages to undergo a SEK 3.5 billion (€400 million) fleet overhaul.

All 36 high-speed trains are being modernised by ABB in Switzerland between now and 2019.

The modernisation programme includes the installation of new power conversion and control systems, a new heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system and an updated passenger information system
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:45 PM   #304
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Nice to see them getting some TLC.
But I hope that they keep the original seats, or if they were to change them not to get the same type of uncomfortable seats they have on the SJ3000 trains.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #305
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Alstom wins Swedish maintenance contracts
Thursday, December 25, 2014



SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ and Arriva have awarded Alstom rolling stock maintenance contracts covering 82 regional trains in Sweden

Alstom will maintain 63 EMUs under a nine-year contract for SJ's Gothenburg Västtrafik commuter and regional trains, 22 of which are X61 Coardia Nordic vehicles manufactured by Alstom, along with X50 trains manufactured by Bombardier. Maintenance will be conducted at two SJ depots in Gothenburg and is due to commence this month.

For Arriva, Alstom will maintain the 19 EMUs in its Östgöta Trafik fleet, which includes 13 Coradia Nordics that operate on the Norrköping – Mjölby, and Motala – Tranås lines. Maintenance will be carried out at a depot in Boxholm and the contract is due to commence in June 2015.

Following the award of these contracts, Alstom will maintain 219 trains in Sweden
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 04:34 PM   #306
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The storm cancelled trains in Sweden today. Trains Linköping -Kalmar were replaced with busses.

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 05:14 PM   #307
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Do you know what is the reason that leads to this cancellations? I don't feel like the bus would be safer under an storm rather than a train.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 05:41 PM   #308
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Do you know what is the reason that leads to this cancellations? I don't feel like the bus would be safer under an storm rather than a train.

Not safer but more flexible. If a fallen tree blocks the road, the bus can take an alternative route. If the fallen tree blocks the railway track the train is stuck.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 06:54 PM   #309
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Do you know what is the reason that leads to this cancellations? I don't feel like the bus would be safer under an storm rather than a train.
Heh, reminded me of this (though it affected both a bus and a train, equal opportunity havoc): Buss blåste av vägen
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Old January 8th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #310
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Strukton wins Swedish maintenance contract
Thursday, January 08, 2015



SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has awarded Strukton Rail a five-year contract worth around €50m to maintain railways in the Malmö area

The contract, which includes an option for a two-year extension, covers six lines totaling 360km, including Simrishamn – Arlöv, Arlöv – Malmö – Lockarp, and Malmö – Ystad, together with freight lines in the Skåne region.

Strukton will be responsible for all aspects of infrastructure maintenance on these lines including track, signalling, and electrification. The contract also covers winterisation measures such as the installation of point heaters and snow removal
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Old January 8th, 2015, 03:58 PM   #311
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Maximum amount of trains departing about the same time at Linköping Railway station.

(from the left)

Track 1. SJ X2000 express to Malmö/Copenhagen dep. 14.00
Track 2. SJ X2000 express to Stockholm dep. 14.00
Track 3. SJ X40 regional to Sala dep. 14.08
Track 5. ÖT Y31 regional/local to Västervik dep. 14.11





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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #312
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Georg Trüb, January 16, 2015
Brand new five car "Flirt" trainset 74 003 from Stadler Rail for the swedish MTR Express on a test run, destined for express train service with up to 200 km/h between Stockholm and Gothenburg from summer 2015.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:34 AM   #313
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Speaking of MTR, on their website they have published some information about the train, including a 360° walkthrough and some interior photos:







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Old January 18th, 2015, 03:57 AM   #314
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Love the new (MTR Express) trains! Also, love that SJ started to react to changing conditions in the market and will upgrade their rolling stock. Thank you for sharing some new pictures, Alex. I reposted your comment into several threads in the N&B section of this forum. Hopefuly, you don't mind about that.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:42 AM   #315
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SJ need to respond. Their trains are generally pretty poor and they charge the earth for their hopeless levels of service. At least MTR are forcing them to sharpen up. The thing that really needs improving, though, is the quality of the tracks across Sweden. The ride quality here is pretty abysmal at times, and that won't be fixed by nice shiny rolling stock.

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Old January 18th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #316
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Why the MTR train is made up of two parts? both have jacobs bogies but one is 2 cars fixed together and second one is 3 cars.... Is there something heavy on the roof or what?
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Old January 18th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #317
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What a great looking train that one!
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Old January 18th, 2015, 04:53 PM   #318
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SJ need to respond. Their trains are generally pretty poor and they charge the earth for their hopeless levels of service. At least MTR are forcing them to sharpen up. The thing that really needs improving, though, is the quality of the tracks across Sweden. The ride quality here is pretty abysmal at times, and that won't be fixed by nice shiny rolling stock.
When I used SJ's HS service on Göteborg C - Stockholm C line I was stunned by absence of electric sockets on board. I don't know if this is the case for all X2 train sets or I just had bad luck. There was a free wifi but with data limit, which wasn't a problem, because without the sockets I couldn't use it much. This category of trains in other countries usually offers also things like daily press, hot drinks or snacks, which are included in ticket price.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #319
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Why the MTR train is made up of two parts? both have jacobs bogies but one is 2 cars fixed together and second one is 3 cars.... Is there something heavy on the roof or what?
Maybe it is just to have an additional powered bogie. No Flirt has motor bogies shared between two cars, so maybe the project doesn't allow them. In this case, the only way to have a third (or also a fourth) motorized bogie in a 5-car train is to build it as two separate sets, but with a gangway on one side of each instead of a cabin.

If it is like NSB's Flirts, its wheel arrangment is B22+B22B. The two parts are likely technically independent, although not allowed to travel alone.

Also some Stadler GTWs sets are built this way, with two independent halves permanently coupled.

Another advantage is to allow splitting easily the trains, for instance for maintenance. Flirts for PKP IC are likely to be made by two 4-car parts, not by a single 8-car set: http://www.stadlerrail.com/medien/20...innt-in-polen/

The longest single part Flirts built to date are 6-car.
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Stadler published a brochure of the MTR FLIRT on their website, which also has a schematic drawing of the train. On this drawing, it can be seen that the 3rd and 4th carriage are indeed not connected by a Jacobs bogie as is the case with other carriages. Traction equipment is placed in the 1st, 3rd and 5th carriages of the train.:




I am a little bit surprised by the amount of toilets on board this train: I only see three. Compared to other long distance trains, this seems a bit scarce.

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Love the new (MTR Express) trains! Also, love that SJ started to react to changing conditions in the market and will upgrade their rolling stock. Thank you for sharing some new pictures, Alex. I reposted your comment into several threads in the N&B section of this forum. Hopefuly, you don't mind about that.
No problem, I'm glad you liked my contribution.
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