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Old May 13th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #521
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Sweden is to spread out for such a rail network, even urban centers such as Stockholm are tiny.

But surely a left wing country such as Sweden can maintain a rail network?

I think this is the drawback one has to deal with when living in such a country. Villages spread out far aren't profitable.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 04:02 AM   #522
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Old May 13th, 2015, 11:59 AM   #523
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Sweden is to spread out for such a rail network, even urban centers such as Stockholm are tiny.

But surely a left wing country such as Sweden can maintain a rail network?

I think this is the drawback one has to deal with when living in such a country. Villages spread out far aren't profitable.


Sweden has a very low pop density only 20 inhabitants/km² (Denmark has 130 inhabitants/km²) not only the north of Sweden is sparsely populated but also areas in south Sweden.
The railway Linköping-Kalmar runs through such an rural area with few cities. This line has had a lot of trouble recently with cancelled trains and travellers dont consider this railway to be reliable.
I doubt that this railway will be in service in the future.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #524
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Sweden is to spread out for such a rail network, even urban centers such as Stockholm are tiny.
How spread out Sweden is is matched by how spread out the network is. Stockholm, tiny? the metro is at over 2M and growing fast. Most of the people live in the southern third of Sweden and most live in the cities along the rail lines.

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But surely a left wing country such as Sweden can maintain a rail network?
Going mostly in a rightist direction for many years tho. And maintaining decent infrastructure isn't right or left anyway - it's just plain common sense. Which has been lacking in how the maintenance has been structured.

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I think this is the drawback one has to deal with when living in such a country. Villages spread out far aren't profitable.
Low density is indeed something that makes for more expensive infrastructure per person.
btw - there are few real villages left. Most were split up in the 17-1800s to effectivize farming.


Also, dude, chill! What's with all the troll-like posts all over the place?
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Old May 13th, 2015, 08:44 PM   #525
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Oops, X2000 trains splits in half when leaving the station in Norrköping.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 07:52 PM   #527
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First freight train from Västervik to Linköping since 2013 Photo from 17.18 today.


The loco is the MZ Diesel a former DSB-loco.

This cargo consists of imported garbage from England going to Västerås for combustion


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Old June 2nd, 2015, 11:22 AM   #529
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Faster train Stockholm-Oslo cancelled.

Svenskene stanser hurtigtog mellom Stockholm og Oslo
SJ stoppar satsningen på snabbtåg till Oslo
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This cargo consists of imported garbage from England going to Västerås for combustion
I didn't know we sold our rubbish like this.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #531
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I didn't know we sold our rubbish like this.
it's like Sim City..garbage exported for money..huhu
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Old June 5th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #533
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Consultants chosen for Swedish high-speed project
Friday, June 05, 2015



SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has selected a consortium of Systra and Cowi, Denmark, to provide technical consultancy services for a section of the Ostlänken high-speed line, the first phase of a high-speed link from Stockholm to Gothenburg and Malmö

The 160km line will link Järna near Sodertalje with Linköping and will involve the construction of more than 200 bridges and 20km of tunnels. Trafikverket anticpiates construction will begin in 2017-2021 and commissioning will take place in 2028. The total cost of the project is estimated to be SKr 35bn at 2013 prices and the 320km/h railway will reduce Stockholm – Linköping journey times from 1h 39min to one hour

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SJ and Jernbaneverket reach Stockholm - Oslo deal
Friday, June 05, 2015



NORWEGIAN transport minister Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen announced on June 5 that Swedish national train operator SJ will go ahead as planned with the launch of its accelerated Stockholm – Oslo service on August 9, after Norwegian infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket agreed to postpone infrastructure works on part of the route

Earlier this week SJ said it would not be able to operate its planned X2000 services between the two capitals because Jernbaneverket was planning two-and-a-half years of daytime closures on Kongsvinger Line between Lillestrøm and Kongsvinger from mid-2016 for catenary renewals. However, Jernbaneverket has now agreed to defer the start of these works until 2018 to allow time for planning alternative arrangements during the closures

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Old June 6th, 2015, 08:39 PM   #534
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Veolia "Snälltåget"

Veolia is the only non state train operator on the Stockholm-Malmö line.



Their trains consist of a Siemens built loco called Taurus, there are a total of 7 of them in Sweden run by the haulage provider Hectorrail.



Veolia uses old repainted 1960's SJ passenger coaches. From april-sept there is a service to Berlin, the most distant destination with a direct train from Sweden, a 4 hour ferry is included.


Y31 Railbus in Hjulsbro, Linköping


Y2 Railbus in Hackefors, Linköping

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Will they switch to the knuckle coupler for Freight operations?
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Will they switch to the knuckle coupler for Freight operations?
I dont think such a coupler exists on swedish trains, at least not on standard gauge trains. I have seen a similar coupler on narrow gauge 891mm trains.

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The express train service Stockholm-Oslo is planned to start this August.

We are pleased that the high-speed train service between Oslo and Stockholm is now in place. The danger of postponement of the offer is thus gone. We have had good and constructive talks with the Rail Administration, SJ and Swedish Näringsdepartementet to find a solution in a demanding situation. Jernbaneverket has concluded that it is possible to delay maintenance work on Kongsvingerbanen at least two years. SJ can from August this year offering travelers a greatly improved train service between the two capitals, says Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

The improved train services means that there will be three daily departures in each direction instead of two. Travel time will be reduced from about six to about four and a half hours because of new trains and fewer stops along the way.


Jernbaneverket has come up with a solution which postpones the KL-works on Kongsvingerbanen at least two years. The funds will be used for maintaining the rail network.

- It is important that National Rail and train operators talk well before catenary plants at Kongsvingerbanen eventually will be replaced. It is essential to find solutions that minimize the inconvenience to travelers, says the minister of transport.

Jernbaneverket will now plan a renovation of overhead lines on other railways. This means that efforts to renew overhead lines can overcome other stretches.


https://www.regjeringen.no/nb/aktuel...ust/id2415220/
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Old June 7th, 2015, 11:32 AM   #538
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Will they switch to the knuckle coupler for Freight operations?
Doubt it, at least not now, since it would them to replace a lot of hardware. Maybe when they decide to replace the whole fleet when they get too old.
There is however one line that use SA3 couplers here in Sweden, which is the Malmbanan on the iron ore trains, and they do it to increase the total load of the trains, since buffer and chain isn't strong enough.
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Old June 15th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #539
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The mighty TMZ Loco heading for Västerås, has to change direction in Linköping.

The engine is a General Motors EMD diesel. This type of loco was common in both passenger and freight trains by the DSB in Denmark in the 1970-90's. You rarely see diesel-locos like these in Sweden, most stretches without catenary use railbuses like the Y2 or Y31, while the T44 loco is used for freight hauling.


The TMZ dieseltrain at a railway crossing in Hjulsbro, southern Linköping.


A Regina train arrives in Linköping.


Snälltåget by Hectorrail

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Old June 19th, 2015, 02:18 PM   #540
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interesting designs on the trains, I don't think I'd ever seen Swedish trains before!
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