The open-access operator plans to start running commercial services on the 455km route in March 2015, when it will go head-to-head with incumbent operator SJ. MTR Express will operate 110 services per week with a journey time of 3h 10min

MTR Express is due to receive the first of six 200km/h Flirt EMUs from Stadler this autumn, and the company plans to begin recruiting drivers soon.