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Old November 2nd, 2011, 03:40 PM   #61
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Sweden are undergoing an exceptional increase in passenger traffic but the investment and reinvestment in new rail projects and maintenance hasn't been able to follow up in the same rate. Many routes in Sweden has reached maximum level of numbers of trains which makes the system extremely vulnerable of delays and cancelled trains due to tear power cables, signal malfunction etc.
Increase in passenger traffic on the triangle Stockholm-Göteborg-Malmö, but many railway-routes struggle with the decreasing profit, lack of demand, few passengers and stiff competition from express-buses.

This is one example: Stĺngĺdalsbanan. A branch line in a sparsely populated region.


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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:21 PM   #62
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^This pattern isn't that uncommon. Capacity needs to be upped on the mainlines, especially between the biggest cities, as well as on the commuter lines around the biggest cities. The 4 trains a day lines where the trains stop everywhere... not that hot nowadays (not since the 50s, really). Keep those smaller lines usable, yes, but invest in the main lines/HSR and commuter lines. This will boost profitability and increase usage. More bang for our subsidizing tax crown.

the SJ3000 train isn't HSR, eventhough that's what SJ are hinting at and trying to imply. It's just a long-distance version of the Regina trains running on our rails for several years. There IS an HSR version of the Regina, but that one only runs in China. The SJ3000 will be good though, the X2000 trains need to start getting retired very soon due too heavy use and lack of maintenance.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #63
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Hi folks.

I shall be travelling to Sweden next week and I am trying to find out if there are still any locomotive hauled passenger trains in service, and if so which routes they run over.

I shall be staying in Stockholm and will have all day on Saturday free.

Any information would be very gratefully received.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #64
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Hi folks.

I shall be travelling to Sweden next week and I am trying to find out if there are still any locomotive hauled passenger trains in service, and if so which routes they run over.

I shall be staying in Stockholm and will have all day on Saturday free.

Any information would be very gratefully received.
Few locomotive hauled passenger trains left, most regional trains consists of Regina multiple unit passenger trains.

If you stay in Stockholm, go to the East station and take a ride on the narrow gauge trains to the northeastern suburbs. Those trains are locomotive hauled.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #65
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These are the lines SJ are running with rc6-locomotives and are called by SJ, InterCity

http://www.sj.se/content/1/c6/15/82/...10127_webb.pdf
http://www.sj.se/start/startpage/index.form?l=en
Veolia are also running locomotives like the Siemens Taurus engine between Stockholm-Malmö
They are however only running in 160km/h
http://www.veolia-transport.se/tmpl/...epslanguage=EN
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #66
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Except for InterCity trains (from Stockholm towards Malmö/Lund, Gothenburg, Karlstad, Borlänge/Falun/Mora, Ĺre) there are regional trains Stockholm - Uppsala. They run quite often and are locomotive hauled. Plus, of course, the night trains.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #67
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Old November 10th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #68
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If you stay in Stockholm, go to the East station and take a ride on the narrow gauge trains to the northeastern suburbs. Those trains are locomotive hauled.
No, they're not. They're EMUs from the 80s.

The Stockholm-Uppsala line is your easiest and best bet. Usually has two locomotives, one in each end (for quicker turn-around time). Also, will give you time to see Uppsala's lovelly old city core.
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Thank you for all the answers so far.

Would I be able to travel on loco-hauled services if I were to travel Stockholm to Malmo to Goteburg to Stockholm ??
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Yes, you would. As long as you go by regular inter city instead of by the faster X2000 service.
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Thank you very much
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Old November 13th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #72
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I have now worked out a potential itinery which is either :

Stockholm/Malmo/Gotenborg/Stockholm

OR

Stockholm/Gotenborg/Malmo/Stockholm - This one appears to be all Regional services.

Is anyone able to say if the trains between Malmo and Gotenborg are locomotive operated please ?

Alternatively would there be a better travel itinery to follow ?

Thank you for your help.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #73
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It's not possibble to make the Sthlm-Göteborg/Malmö-Sthlm by loco only trains in one day on saturday.

The SJ Inter City between Göteborg and Malmö seem to be like the Öresundstĺgen, Bombardiers X31K which are EMU's...
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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #74
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I remember when I used to live in Uppsala there was this railway line that went off to the eastern end of the city, there was even some little bus stand like station not far from the big cup heater thingy.
Looking on google earth I can trace this line quite a way eastwards into the countryside though it isn't marked as a railway line and I can't seem to find any mention of it on wikipedia or anything either.
Does anyone have any idea what this line is?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #75
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I remember when I used to live in Uppsala there was this railway line that went off to the eastern end of the city, there was even some little bus stand like station not far from the big cup heater thingy.
Looking on google earth I can trace this line quite a way eastwards into the countryside though it isn't marked as a railway line and I can't seem to find any mention of it on wikipedia or anything either.
Does anyone have any idea what this line is?
Maybe you are thinking about this lovely little railway?



It's a museum narrow gauge railway.

Look at this link:

http://www.lennakatten.se/

And welcome to one of the most beautiful and lovely little railways in Sweden.
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