June 24, 2015

Tågkompaniet to operate northern Sweden regional services

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THE Norrtåg joint venture between the transport authorities in Sweden's four most-northerly counties has selected Tågkompaniet, Sweden, for a nine-year contract to operate regional services in the area.

The contract runs from August 2016 until December 2025 and covers six routes:

  • Umeå – Sundsvall
  • Storlien – Sundsvall
  • Vännäs – Umeå
  • Lycksele – Umeå
  • Luleå – Umeå, and
  • Kiruna – Luleå.

These services are currently operated by Botniatåg, a joint venture between German Rail (DB) subsidiary Arriva (60%) and Swedish national train operator SJ (40%).

The new contract includes maintenance of the train fleet and Tågkompaniet has selected EuroMaint as its maintenance partner.

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