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Old September 9th, 2016, 02:03 AM   #781
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How does MTR Express performs between Stockholm and Gothenburg ? What ridership it has ? How much it changed travel habits, and so on ?
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Old September 9th, 2016, 11:40 AM   #782
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Afaik it hasn't changed travel habits.
From the Swedish wiki-page (my translation, feel free to set up an English wiki page with it):


MTR Express started service on the 21st of March 2015. MTR Express runs trains of the model X74, between Stockholm and Gothenburg, with a maximum speed of 200 km/h (thus matching the former state monopoly company SJ's X2 trains). X74 is made by the Swiss Stadler Rail and MTR has ordered 6 such trains. (are they all delivered by now?)

All services make intermediary stops at Skövde and Herrljunga, some also and Södertälje South.

MTR Express has a total of 90 departures per week. The company says they havea customer satisfaction of 92 percent and a on-time record which is 12 percentage points higher than SJ's equivalent service. One of the reasons is that MTR Express is that the SJ trains on that service have 6 times more vehicle errors. The MTR Express on-time record is said to be as good as that of the Stockholm-Gothenburg flights.
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Old September 9th, 2016, 03:15 PM   #783
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MTR Express's trains are brand new, it's no surprise that they perform better than SJ's trains which are due a midlife revision (which is being carried out by ABB and Stadler).
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Old September 11th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #784
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Stadler seems to be taking over the Scandinavian market (MTR is also Stadler, and so are newer SJ and NSB). Not that it hasn't been an improvement.
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Old September 12th, 2016, 10:13 AM   #785
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Reduced speedlimit

The swedish transport administration is forced to decrease the speedlimit on many routes because the condition of the Swedish railway is deteriorating.
Next year the Swedish Transport Administration will decrease the speedlimit on 69 routes in the country, which is far more than usual. The cause is years of deferred maintenance.

Along the Stockholm-Malmö line:

Mjölby - Nässjö
The stretch has poor rails and the speed is reduced to 130 km / h.


Stångebro, Linköping is a place where passing trains make a lot of noise due to with squeky rails.
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Old September 12th, 2016, 10:58 AM   #786
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Not a surprise, really. Still a shame and should be a scandal.
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Old September 12th, 2016, 08:39 PM   #787
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The Swedish Railways are crumbling apart

Järnvägen raseras – nu sänks hastigheten

Broar som inte bär, räls som spricker och växlar som går sönder. Skicket på den svenska järnvägen blir allt sämre. Nu tvingas Trafikverket sänka hastigheten på många sträckor[...]
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Old September 12th, 2016, 08:48 PM   #788
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'Bridges which can't bear the weight, cracking rails and switches which break down. The state of the Swedish Railways is getting increasingly worse...'

By the way, this deterioration has been going on for DECADES, yes, DECADES, and scumbags from both politicial sides have been playing the blame game. In the meanwhile, the railways have been breaking down.

Way to go, Sweden!
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Old September 12th, 2016, 09:24 PM   #789
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Do people from Sweden generally feel that the amalgamation of both roads and rail into one agency has been for the benefit of rail transport? I'm dubious on that point to be honest. I'm not sure that it has been for the benefit of rail, rather it might even seem to be detrimental.
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Old September 12th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #790
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It has been detrimental.

/A Swede.
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Here's the list of affected stretches:

http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/ha...rackorna%3Anyh
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Old September 12th, 2016, 10:07 PM   #792
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So I gather there is no investment planned in the near future to mitigate the problem, right?

Some big scale infrastructure programs recently finished or will be soon, but basic maintenance neglected...
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Old September 27th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #793
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From International Rail Journal.
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Malmö - Lund four-tracking plan finalised

SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket says it has finalised plans for a SKr 4bn ($US 480m) project to expand the congested Malmö - Lund line from two to four tracks[...]
That would be this one, I think.
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Updated video to show that the four-tracking has been decided to go further including a new commuter rail station on the outskirts of Lund.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 03:46 PM   #794
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Updated video to show that the four-tracking has been decided to go further including a new commuter rail station on the outskirts of Lund.
Trafikverket has announce Lund-Arlov tender document via below link in their web site.
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Trafikverket has performed very detailed noise and vibration analysis for the new four track between Flackharp-Arlov.
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Aerial view of Malmbanan, from Vassijaure to Kopparåsen.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #797
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From Rail Journal:

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NIB loan for Swedish double-deck EMU order
Monday, October 17, 2016



THE Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to provide Swedish rolling stock leasing company Transitio with an SKr 695m ($US 78.8m) loan to partially finance the procurement of a fleet of double-deck EMUs for use on Mälartåg regional services around Stockholm

Transitio has ordered 33 Stadler Kiss trains on behalf of Mälab, a joint venture of local transport authorities in the counties of Örebro, Stockholm, Sörmland and Västmanland, in a deal worth SKr 3.5bn

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Interesting that the financing wasn't all done before the order was done. I'd guess that the loans couldn't be signed off on fully until that appeal of the decision to go with Stadler was done with.

I'm looking forward to seeing those trains on the rails here. The current X40 double deckers running on those lines right now will cascade to other lines in Sweden including the Stockholm-Uppsala one currently running old loco-hauled trains.
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Old October 22nd, 2016, 05:57 PM   #799
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The new Vectron loco

On october 5th the first train pulled by the Vectron loco left Malmö station.


The company "Snälltåget" used Taurus locos before, but now they replaced them with Vectron locos.


My first photo (cellphone) of the Vectron loco.


The "Snälltåget" to Stockholm was a few minutes late on Friday Oct 28th.

The coaches were built in the 1960's.

1st class coach.

The timetable said departure at 12.28, but the train left at 12.33.



The Vectron loco passing by at 5:20

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 08:03 AM   #800
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Itino railbuses taken out of service due to fire hazard

Bombardier has (re-) discovered a possible fire hazard in the engines of Itino, unlike the last time it applies to all vehicles while previously it applied only to the third generation. SJ Götalandståg and Transdev have decided that the vehicles are not allowed to be in service anymore unless they pass the inspection by the representatives from Bombardier at the train maintennance works in Nässjö. There'll be replacement buses in several places.




The information says that there is no prognosis about for how long the trains
will be replaced with buses.

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