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Swedish Passenger Railways

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Rail transport in Sweden uses a network of 13,000 km of track, the 20th largest in the world. Construction of the first railway line in Sweden began in 1855. The major operator is the state-owned SJ AB. The SJ AB is a government-owned passenger train operator.


A private company Tågkompaniet operates in central Sweden, and there are a number of regional companies. Tram systems are used in Gothenburg, Norrköping and Stockholm. There is a metro system in Stockholm, the Stockholm Metro.


Network is owned by the Swedish Rail Administration (Banverket)


Total: 12,821 km (includes 3,594 km of privately owned railways)

standard gauge: 12,821 km of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) gauge (7,918 km electrified and 1,152 km double track (1998)

narrow gauge: 221 km of 891 mm (2 ft 11 1⁄10 in) gauge (2001)


There used to be six main lines (stambanor), all nationally owned.

Map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Sweden_Main_Line_Railways.png

Main Line railways built in Sweden between 1860-1930.


High Speed Speed Train X2000 or X2 (200 km/h in service) AND Arlanda Express or X3






X60 AND Regina train or X50, X51, X52, X53 and X54



There are Railway links with five adjacent countries.


Oresundtrain is a regional rail that runs at 20 minute intervals between Elsinore, Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in southern Sweden, once per hour during the night.


Edited by Citaro

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