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WITH significant changes in ownership structure, the shape of the railway supply industry has altered radically over the last 12 months, and further mergers and acquisitions look likely in 2016.…
SWEDEN's minister for infrastructure Mrs Anna Johansson officially launched test operation along the full length of Stockholm's SKr 16.8bn ($US 1.96bn) City Line on January 14 when she made an…
SWEDISH train leasing company Transitio has awarded Motala Train, Sweden, a contract to carry out heavy maintenance on its fleet of 25 class X11 EMUs, which are primarily used by…
SWEDISH open-access operator and traction provider Hector Rail has acquired 15 six-axle class 151 freight locomotives from DB Schenker with the aim of offering railfreight operators a cost-effective alternative to…
EUROMAINT, Sweden, announced on December 28 that it has sold all of its shares in its German rolling stock maintenance business to Iberia Capital Group, Luxembourg, for an undisclosed sum.
REGULAR passenger services returned to the Swedish town of Trelleborg for the first time since the 1970s on December 12, when Skånetrafiken introduced Pågatåg regional services on the 34km Continental…
SWEDEN's enterprise minister Mr Mikael Damberg drove the inaugural train through the 8.7km Hallandsås tunnel on December 9. Construction of what is now the cournty's longest tunnel started as long…
STOCKHOLM County Council announced on December 8 that it has selected MTR Nordic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong's MTR Corporation, for a concession to operate the Stockholm Pendeltåg suburban…
SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has won two contracts to operate regional passenger services in central and southwest Sweden.
GREATER Stockholm Local Transport (SL), which is responsible for the urban rail network in the Swedish capital, has awarded a SKr 270m ($US 31.5m) contract to Veidekke Anläggning Öst and…
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