The 250km/h line was officially inaugurated on Saturday in the presence
of King Carl Gustav XVI, national and local politicians, and
representatives of the companies involved in the project.
Regional services on the new line are operated by Botniatåg, a joint
venture between DB Regio and national passenger operator SJ. SJ will
operate long-distance services to Stockholm using X2000 tilting trains.
The Örnskoldsvik - Husum section opened in 2008, but until now has only
been used by freight trains. The remaining section of the line between
Örnskoldsvik and Kramfors is expected to open in August 2011 when the
upgrade of the Ådalsbanan to Sundsvall is completed.

Botniatåg is leasing a Bombardier Regina emu pending the arrival of its
own fleet of Alstom Coradia Nordic trains next year. Photo:
Indianarrow/Wikimedia Commons