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The publication of Trafikverket’s 2018-2029 Draft National Transport Infrastructure Plan at the end of August has set the agenda for the development of Sweden’s railway network in the 2020s. Keith…
David Briginshaw joined Mats Johannesson, the new CEO of MTR Express, for a trip from Gothenburg to Stockholm on MTR’s first open-access inter-city operation on August 29 where he saw…
MTR has steadily expanded its Swedish portfolio since it won its first concession to operate the Stockholm metro in 2009, and is now poised to bid for concessions in neighbouring…
SERVICES on Stockholm’s light rail Tvärbanan were extended to the east on October 2 with the opening of a 600m extension from Sickla Udde to an interchange with the commuter…
SWEDEN’s national passenger operator, SJ, has launched a global tender for the supply of 30 trains with a maximum speed of 250km/h at an estimated cost of SKr 5-6bn ($US…
TRACK doubling of the Uppsala - Gävle stretch of the Stockholm - Sundsvall East Coast Line was completed on September 17 with the official inauguration of the second track on…
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket submitted its Draft National Transport Infrastructure Plan to the government on August 31, marking the start of a three-month consultation on its spending proposals for 2018-29.
DANISH notified body (NoBo) TÜV SÜD Danmark has won contracts for two sections of the planned 320km/h railway linking Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
SWEDISH regional public transport operator Skånetrafiken has awarded Alstom a €135m eight-year contract to maintain its fleet of Alstom Coradia Nordic X61 EMUs.
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has awarded Sweco a contract to provide planning and design services for the modernisation of the country’s busiest station Stockholm Central.
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