Tag: Sweden

[SE] Hector Rail: ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’ arrive in Sweden

Two new stars have born and their names are ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’. Those are the names for the two newest Hector Rail locomotives, that were released from work by Siemens […]

[SE] Siemens outshops first new Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail

Hector Rail is growing, and is in need of new locomotives. The operator originally from Sweden has 20 Vectron locomotives on order from Siemens. In December 2016, Siemens already delivered […]

[SE] SJ asks children to design their own X2000 train; the competition has started

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). […]

[RO] Trans Montana news: LTE locomotives near completion; Green Cargo is visiting

Softronic in Romania is currently building Trans Montana locomotives for two customers. Freight operator LTE will soon receive two new blue machines, no. 029 and 030 from the production line. […]

[SE] Six-axle efficiency: Green Cargo purchases Trans Montana locomotives

A new foreign adventure for Softronic from Romania. The manufacturer of six-axle electrics based in Craiova has received an order from Sweden. It has signed a contract with railfreight operator […]

[SE] +15 Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail: option is now fixed order

Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered another 15 Vectron AC locomotives. Delivery is planned beginning in the spring of 2018. All of the locomotives will have […]

[SE/NO] Bombardier releases first TRAXX AC3 locomotives for Scandinavia

On 10.02.2017, the new Railpool 187 400 and 187 401 (both REV 10.02.2017) were released from the Bombardier Kassel factory and taken to Rostock harbor, behind the also new 186 […]

[SE] X2000 cars return to Sweden after modernization by ABB

In 2014, technology group ABB from Switzerland won a 200 million dollar contract to supply new electrical systems for 36 ‘SJ 2000’ high-speed trains of SJ, Sweden’s state-owned rail operator. […]

[SE] Bombardier presents final design for the new Stockholm metro

Bombardier is has finalized the design of its Movia C30 metro for the Swedish city of Stockholm. Comparing it to the preliminary design from 2015, the exterior and trim have changed. […]

[SE] Hector Rail is investing in new Siemens locomotives: and this is the first one

In July 2016, Freight operator Hector Rail from Sweden signed an agreement with Siemens for the delivery of five new Vectron locomotives. Soon, Siemens will deliver the first two units, […]

[SE] A lesson learned: A new generation of trams for the city of Göteborg

The Swedish city of Göteborg has awarded Bombardier and Vossloh Kiepe with the final contract for the development and construction of its newest generation of trams: series M33. Two prototype […]

[SE/NO] This is Railpool 187 400: the first Bombardier TRAXX AC3 locomotive for Scandinavia

On 22.09.2016 we had the honor to inspect the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive for services in Norway and Sweden. The pictures show Railpool no. 187 400 equipped for the two […]

[SE] Newland for lease company ELL: Vectron locomotives for Sweden

On 05.09.2016, three red Vectron locomotive left the Siemens factory perimeters in Munich: 193 253, 254 and 255. All three are property of lease company ELL, but adjusted for services […]

[SE] Objection dismissed: green light for Stadler KISS for Transitio and Mälab

In 2017 Swedish railway company Mälab wanted to start passenger services on the lines Sala – Linköping, Linköping – Uppsala, Uppsala – Örebro, Hallberg – Fleming Mountain and Hallberg – Stockholm. […]

[SE] What a livery can do: the new MTR Express Flirt Intercity

Stadler Rail has handed over the first unit of the altogether 6 Flirt intercity trains that it produced for the Hong-Kong based private operator MTR Express for operation in Sweden. […]