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SJ improves relations with the continent

The past year has been a growing interest for to take the train out in Europe has increased significantly. The facebook group Tågsemester, where individuals giv

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SJ improves relations with the continent

The past year has been a growing interest for to take the train out in Europe has increased significantly. The facebook group Tågsemester, where individuals give each other tips on tågresande now has more than 85,000 members.

at the same time, it has become clear that the possibilities become increasingly worse in recent years.

Several nattågslinjer through Europe has been discontinued and SJ has broke down its utlandsbokning.

the DN has previously written about how you can find train travel in Europe.

Now see SJ over their tidtabellsönskelmål for the next year in order to facilitate for the swedes to take themselves further south in Europe.

customize inter alia, its night trains between Stockholm and Malmö. In this way opens a possibility to switch to) in Lund, sweden for onward travel to Copenhagen.

– the night trains is not possible to run over the bridge, but in this way we facilitate travel, " says Petter Essén, responsible business manager at SJ.

The new service allows travelers time with morgontåget between Copenhagen and Hamburg. From there, flights on to large parts of Europe.

– The big advantage is that you can step on SJ's night trains in Stockholm, sweden, at 23 in the evening and arrive in Hamburg just after twelve the next day. A large part of the journey takes place while you sleep, says Petter Essén

adapted to the travellers who come with Öresundståg from Copenhagen.

During the next year, hope SJ is able to offer three daily connections to Stockholm– Copenhagen–Hamburg in each direction.

– travel time across the route will be around 10-12 hours depending on the departure, " says Petter Essén.

today run SJ traffic every hour between Stockholm and Copenhagen. This one would like to expand to run every hour. The problem is that only one-third of the X-2000 trains are adapted to run over the bridge.

" We thought then that we had plenty of capacity, but now we have reached the ceiling because of the great interest for the distance.

2020 is the start of a five-year plan that SJ decided to increase the capacity between the Swedish and Danish huvudstaten by 50%.

Even easier it would be if all the trains could run over the bridge. It is not possible today due to the fact that Denmark has a different electricity and signalling systems for trains. In addition, the combination of the width and length of the Swedish nattågsvagnarna to it on the Danish stations.

– Electricity and signalling systems, we have a plan to solve in the long term. Our refurbished X 2000 trains, for example, will be able to run across the bridge. It also applies to our new snabbtågsflotta that we are currently conducting a procurement for the. They will be able to run 250 kilometres an hour where the tracks allow it, " says Petter Essén.

It also opens up for more direct high speed trains between Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

If the SJ's application is approved by the Swedish transport administration, the new timetable with improved connections to the continent, to take effect on 15 december of this year.

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