Published on March 18, 2008
Slide1: Rail traffic in Sweden Rail traffic in Sweden: Rail traffic in Sweden Sweden has more than 10,000 km of railway track SJ operates 90 % of rail passenger journeys exceeding 100 km in Sweden SJ operates 55 % of all train journeys in Sweden How do you reach Sweden by train from abroad? : How do you reach Sweden by train from abroad? Fixed connection with the tunnel and bridge Copenhagen-Malmö Train ferry Sassnitz-Trelleborg, with the direct night train Berlin-Malmö From Norway by train via Kornsjö, Charlottenberg, Storlien and Vassijaure From Finland by bus via Kemi-Haparanda-Boden How do you reach Sweden by air + rail?: How do you reach Sweden by air + rail? Via Copenhagen Airport => regional trains to Sweden (Malmö etc), one train every 20 minutes direct regional trains to Gothenburg and Kalmar X 2000 trains to Stockholm Via Arlanda Airport => Airport shuttle into Stockolm City Centre (Arlanda Express, one train every 15 minutes) direct SJ regional and InterCity services to north and middle Sweden The most important o/d’s in Sweden from an international point of view: The most important o/d’s in Sweden from an international point of view ”The Nordic triangle”: Copenhagen-Stockholm-Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen Stockholm-Dalarna Stockholm-Kalmar (region of glassworks) Stockholm - to the far North (Norrland) with the Connex night trains Other X 2000-lines: Stockholm-Gothenburg, Stockholm-Sundsvall etc Examples of travel times and number of services: Examples of travel times and number of services Examples of travel times: Examples of travel times Other private train operators: Other private train operators Arlandabanan: A-train Other private train operators: Other private train operators Operators of services procured by the National Public Transport Agency or Regional Transport Authorities: Citypendeln Connex Tågkompaniet Roslagståg Merresor Frequency: Frequency Stockholm-Gothenburg 1 X 2000/hour Stockholm-Malmö 1 X 2000/hour, 1 daily night train Stockholm-Copenhagen 4-5 X 2000/day summer 2 X 2000/day winter Stockholm-Oslo winter: 1 direct IC-train in the weekends, 1 daily night train via Gothenburg summer: 1 direct daily IC-train, 1 daily night train via Gothenburg Oslo-Gothenburg 3 NSB trains/day Gothenburg-Malmö 3 X 2000/day Stockholm-Dalarna 7 IC and 1 X 2000/day Stockholm-Sundsvall 8 X2000/day Frequency: Frequency Stockholm-Östersund-(Storlien) 2 IC/X2000, 1 night train/day Göteborg-Östersund-Storlien 1 daily night train (mostly via Stockholm) Stockholm-Övre Norrland 2 daily night trains, Connex Göteborg-Övre Norrland 1 daily night train, Connex (via Stockholm) Malmö-Berlin 1 night train, in the summer daily, in the winter 3 times a week Frequency in the Øresund region: Frequency in the Øresund region 3 regional trains per hour Copenhagen-Malmö and further into Sweden (Landskrona, Helsingborg, Hässelholm, Kristianstad) direct regional trains Copenhagen-Malmö-Gothenburg, almost one train every hour direct regional trains Copenhagen-Malmö-Kalmar Direct X 2000 trains to Sweden (Alvesta-Nässjö-Norrköping-Stockholm etc) All trains stop at Copenhagen Airport Frequency in the Stockholm region: Frequency in the Stockholm region Regional trains every hour Stockholm-Eskilstuna-Arboga Regional trains every hour Stockholm-Västerås (-Hallsberg-Göteborg) Regional trains Gävle-Uppsala-Arlanda-Stockholm-Nyköping/Katrineholm-Norrköping-Linköping Regional trains Stockholm-Uppsala (2 trains/hour) Arlanda Express, airport shuttle Arlanda Airport -Stockholm C (4 trains/hour) All northbound SJ trains stop at Arlanda C (except the Stockholm-Uppsala shuttle) News: News Spring/Summer 2006 The double-decker the new commuter train: The double-decker the new commuter train A brand new regional train for the commuter traffic around Stockholm in Mälardalen. Stockholm-Västerås (no reserved seats) Stockholm-Eskilstuna-Arboga (no reserved seats) Gävle-Stockholm-Linköping From June: Göteborg-Örebro-Västerås-Stockholm The Double-decker Better and more comfortable to and from work: The Double-decker Better and more comfortable to and from work Two floors – more seats AC outlets Boosted coverage for mobile phones Big doors – shorter stops at the stations Vending machines for coffee, cold drinks and snacks Facilities and access designed to meet the needs of disabled passengers X 2000 Refurbishing: X 2000 Refurbishing When the SJ X 2000 high speed trains were introduced in 1990 travelling by train in Sweden became both more comfortable and much faster. In order to keep up the standard and comfort all SJ X 2000 trains will now be refurbished and modernized. X 2000 a more comfortable journey: X 2000 a more comfortable journey New comfortable seats AC outlets at each seat More seats ”after each other” Boosted coverage for mobile phones More space for luggage New electronic information system Refurbished rest rooms Wireless internet access X 2000classes of service: X 2000 classes of service 2nd class ”Standard” 1st class ”business” personalized service light meal served at your seat complimentary coffee/tea, Swedish newspapers etc X 2000classes of service: X 2000 classes of service 1st class ”business plus” (Premium) personalized service 3 course meal served at your seat complimentary coffee/tea Swedish newspapers etc free headphones for the music channels AC outlets Mobile free compartments Free wireless internet access X 2000 Bistro with the new food concept: X 2000 Bistro with the new food concept 22 seats in all Bistro coaches Espresso machine with many kinds of special coffee Self service X 2000 When will the refurbished trains start running?: X 2000 When will the refurbished trains start running? The first train was ready in February 2005 15 trains were delivered in 2005 15 trains are delivered in 2006 The last 5 trains will be ready in 2007 New refurbished X 2000 trains can be found on all high speed lines (Stockholm-Gothenburg, Stochkolm-Malmö-Copenhagen, Stockholm-Sundsvall) Slide24: X 2000 services Stockholm Sundsvall Borås Karlstad Jönköping Dalarna Göteborg Köbenhavn Malmö Slide25: New X 2000 services from August 15 2005 From Stockholm to: Östersund Falun Uddevalla SJ Night services : SJ Night services Private sleeper compartment with shower/WC Single compartment with private shower/WC, breakfast included Sleeper compartments without shower/WC 2 or 3 berths per compartment (with wash basin), Shower/WC in the end of each coach. Separate compartments for ladies and gentlemen Couchettes 6 berths in each compartment. Shower/WC in the end of each coach. Separate compartments for ladies available (otherwise ”mixed”) Slide27: Single sleeper compartment Slide28: 6 berth couchette New/changed SJ rail products 2006: New/changed SJ rail products 2006 The Sweden Rail Pass is only sold in Europe Outside Europe the Sweden Rail Pass is replaced with the Eurail Sweden Pass (with almost identical conditions) SJ point-to-point tickets in general: SJ point-to-point tickets in general Normally SJ trains are sold as global priced trains, i.e. including reservation – only valid in the train and on the date mentioned on the ticket. 1st class (in X 2000 1st class and ”Premium”), 2nd class full fare tickets including seat reservation Refund: 2nd class full fare tickets – only if ticket has been cancelled before departure Refund: 1st class full fare tickets – refund possible even if ticket has not been cancelled before departure 1st class and 2nd class ”Just Now” (Just Nu) fares including seat reservation, available only for certain ACP-RailNet-users Limited refund conditions (cancellation at least 7 days before departure, cancellation fee), can be sold up to 1 day before departure, limited number of seats, price is changing from time to time SJ point-to-point tickets in general: SJ point-to-point tickets in general Group tickets can be issued in all types of trains and comfort classes (except single sleepers), discount around 10 % Refund: cancelled at least 30 days before departure 100 % cancelled between 30-8 days before departure 75 % cancelled 7 days up to departure of the train 50 % SJ point-to-point tickets in general: SJ point-to-point tickets in general Youth prices are available in 2nd class in all comfort classes, discount about 30 % Refund: only if ticket has been cancelled before departure Children: max. 2 children under 16 years travel free in 2nd class – additional children pay the youth fare ”Pass”/”Eurail”/”ScanRail”/”Sweden Rail Pass” – reservation for pass holders in all comfort classes Refund: 2nd class – only if reservation has been cancelled before departure Refund: 1st class – possible even if reservation has not been cancelled before departure The rail services Stockholm-Oslo, summer 2006 (June 18-August 20): The rail services Stockholm-Oslo, summer 2006 (June 18-August 20) Direct InterCity train services (1st and 2nd class, bistro) 08.30 departure Stockholm C arrival 15.30 14.36 arrival Oslo S departure 09.30 Direct night train services via Gothenburg (2nd class seats, couchettes, sleepers) 22.30 departure Stockholm C arrival 06.55 07.00 arrival Oslo S departure 22.03 (08.00 July 16-29) (22.03 July 16-29) with direct coaches (seats, couchettes, sleepers) to and from Malmö 23.08 departure Malmö C arrival 06.42 07.00 arrival Oslo S departure 22.03 (08.00 July 16-29) (22.03 July 16-29) All time table information still subject to change!!! SJ Summer time tables: SJ Summer time tables Bookings in the SJ trains for the summer period (June 18th - August 20th 2006) will be possible from April 26th, day trains and seats in the night trains will then be available up to 90 days before departure. The SJ night trains (couchettes and sleepers) will be opened up for booking for the whole summer period on April 26th. Bookings for the autumn from August 21st will be possible from June 21st. Final time tables will be available via www.resplus.se from beginning of May, preliminary time tables will be found at www.resplus.se/forhand from April. The rail services Gothenburg-Oslo, summer 2006: The rail services Gothenburg-Oslo, summer 2006 The trains Gothenburg-Oslo are run by NSB - no longer by SJ. NSB pricing and discounts are valid! NSB is responsible for ITX fares etc. There are three daily trains between Gothenburg-Oslo and vice versa (two in the weekends) The trains are the Norwegian BM73 units Only 2nd class, however possibility to reserve seats in the Comfort class (complimenary coffee/tea, newspapers) Some FAQ’s…: Some FAQ’s… Do you have to reserve seats on Swedish Trains? Are there any motorrail trains in Sweden? Can you send registered luggage in Sweden? Can you take your bike with you on the Swedish trains? Are you allowed to take your dog with you when going by train in Sweden? Are shower and WC available in all Swedish night trains? Slide37: And your questions please!!!