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Swedish rail company, SJ launches new flagship fast train SJ 3000
Monday, 17 October 2011
Today, the Swedish state owned rail company, SJ, launched its new flagship SJ3000 train which aims to speed up the official time taken by the current X2000 and withstand the harsh Swedish winter. It is expedited to enter service gradually when inspections and tests are completed.

The trains – which cost some Skr100 million each and expected to meet the tough requirements for the Swedish winters - will enter service in early 2012. Therefore from that initially from Stockholm to Östersund, Sundsvall, Gävle, Falun and Karlstad.

In total, about 20 new trains with 5000 seats have been on the parks waiting to start speeding the Swedish rail networks writes the train company in a statement. According to SJ, this is about Sweden's most modern and environmentally friendly high-speed trains - 30 percent more energy efficient than SJ's current hauled trains.

SJ is now carrying out its largest investment to date. Over six billion invested in new trains and also to brush up old ones. Today the trains officially tested to determine how it really stake up with reference to replace the X2000 when it comes at speed.

The new trains are said to have been built out of Regina Trains that has been operating in Swedish traffic for over ten years to date. SJ's managing director, Jan Forsberg, told Sweden Television that Bombardier has built trains that are promised to be safe in the winter.

“Bombardier has almost given us a guarantee that the new trains will cope with the difficult winter conditions that have has also brought Sweden the past two years.”

The idea was originally that SJ3000 would have begun to roll in August, but the work was been delayed and has been pushed to early 2012.
By Scancomark.se Team

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