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SWEDISH open-access operator and traction provider Hector Rail has acquired 15 six-axle class 151 freight locomotives from DB Schenker with the aim of offering railfreight operators a cost-effective alternative to…
EUROMAINT, Sweden, announced on December 28 that it has sold all of its shares in its German rolling stock maintenance business to Iberia Capital Group, Luxembourg, for an undisclosed sum.
REGULAR passenger services returned to the Swedish town of Trelleborg for the first time since the 1970s on December 12, when Skånetrafiken introduced Pågatåg regional services on the 34km Continental…
SWEDEN's enterprise minister Mr Mikael Damberg drove the inaugural train through the 8.7km Hallandsås tunnel on December 9. Construction of what is now the cournty's longest tunnel started as long…
STOCKHOLM County Council announced on December 8 that it has selected MTR Nordic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong's MTR Corporation, for a concession to operate the Stockholm Pendeltåg suburban…
SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has won two contracts to operate regional passenger services in central and southwest Sweden.
GREATER Stockholm Local Transport (SL), which is responsible for the urban rail network in the Swedish capital, has awarded a SKr 270m ($US 31.5m) contract to Veidekke Anläggning Öst and…
Denmark's bold decision to renew its entire signalling infrastructure raised eyebrows across the signalling community when details of its plans first emerged nearly 10 years ago. With work on the…
THE announcement last month that the 26 transport ministers of the European Union (EU) have finally decided to open up the domestic passenger rail market in each member state to…
PUBLIC services have resumed on Stockholm's Lidingö Line following the completion of a two-year project to comprehensively rebuild the 9.1km former suburban railway as a tram line.
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