The Swedish state railways are currently modernising their X2000 trains. 36 units get a major update from ABB (electrical systems) and Swedtrac RailService, part of Knorr-Bremse (interior and exterior modernization). In total 227 cars will be upgraded. The trains are also to receive a new, updated external livery, but SJ is searching for original ideas on this matter. It has decided to ask children.
All children (except those of SJ employees) between 6-8 years old can enter the competition, that has started today. The deadline is 28.01.2018. SJ hopes to receive many amazing and colourful contributions. The winner will be announced in March 2018. The first price is a train trip for the winner + family to a train trip to Stockholm or Gothenburg and his or her design will be applied to an X2000 end-car.