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Issue 5 2016



Making rapid and good progress on the three phases of HS2

15 September 2016 | By

In his annual update of HS2 developments for European Railway Review, Chief Engineer and Technical Director Professor Andrew McNaughton this time covers progress made to the project’s three phases including details about amendments to the Bill such as a revised plan for the London terminus at Euston and recommendations for…


Strengthening the railway is essential for sustainable and efficient transport

6 September 2016 | By Anna Johansson, Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden

Sweden is one of Europe’s longest countries: from south to north the distance is equal to that of our southern border to Rome, Italy. Sweden is also a country dependent on exports, which the Swedish government currently aims to increase. However, we must also decrease the transport sector’s climate emissions,…


The future of train travel for SJ

6 September 2016 | By Crister Fritzson, Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB

In order to meet the customers’ desires of tomorrow, the Swedish train operator SJ recently launched several digital solutions such as a new mobile service and web site. The company has also presented an upgrade process of Sweden’s most celebrated high-speed train, SJ X 2000. In this article Crister Fritzson,…


‘Railway 2050’

6 September 2016 | By Björn Westerberg, CEO of ASTOC (the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies)

Sweden has one of the most deregulated railway markets in Europe and the European Commission is striving to promote the Swedish system as a role model for the fourth railway package. The next step in the development of Swedish society requires a sustainable, rapid and efficient transport system. As Björn…


MTR builds on its strong reputation

6 September 2016 | By Jeremy Long, Chief Executive Officer – European Business of MTR Corporation

MTR Corporation has been operating in Sweden since 2009 when it began running the Stockholm Metro. Since then, it has fast become one of the country’s leading transport operators, extending its activities in the region to also cover suburban, rolling stock maintenance and intercity services. In this article Jeremy Long,…


Sweden builds for the future

6 September 2016 | By Pia Lagerlöf, General Secretary at SWEDTRAIN and Coordinating Manager at SWERIG

The three metropolitan areas in Sweden are growing fast as is the need for transport capacity. Sweden has experienced one of the largest increases in train travel within the EU, but tracks are heavily utilised which makes maintenance a challenge. Although investments are being made across all transport modes, it…


Trafikverket: lowering market entry barriers

6 September 2016 | By Camilla Ahston – Senior International Strategist, Trafikverket

Trafikverket – the Swedish Transport Administration – is responsible for long-term planning of all types of traffic for the country’s transport system, as well as for building, operating and maintaining public roads and railways. According to Trafikverket’s National Plan, €52.2 billion will be invested in the transport system up to…


A new challenge for ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 on Italian conventional lines

6 September 2016 | By Fabio Senesi, Stefano Marcoccio and Andrea Olmi (RFI S.p.A)

The introduction of ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 has been one of the major technological innovations in the world of railway signalling in recent years. Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FSI) through Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) and Trenitalia was one of the principal developers of the system, demonstrating its feasibility and effectiveness –…