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The government invests on the night train to Europe
"The government invests on the night train to Europe"

"come on in Stockholm, dine in the bistro, put you in the cockpit and wake up on the continent. "

"– It sounds like a dream but so it was, once upon a time, " says Jakop Dalunde (MP). "

"and Now, the government, (C) and L revive the night train to Europe – but the technical barriers would make the project very costly. "

"low-cost, high-speed rail and high speed rail has basically ruled out a night train in Europe. The government wants to change that. The goal is that there should be daily flights to several european cities. "

" Shall we cope with the climate change flying reduce. People will still want to travel and then trains a prerequisite for it to work, " says Jakop Dalunde, mep for the green Party."

"For it to be possible to get traffic from Sweden, it is required that the state finances, the government's opinion. In Januariavtalet between S, MP, C and L are the Swedish transport administration in the mission to procure trains. Jakop Dalunde, who pushed the issue for a long time, has the objective that the trains will roll before the end of his mandate. "

"Hamburg is a natural port"

"– A natural gateway to Europe is Hamburg. There are many high-speed lines on to several european cities. You would therefore be able to consider the night train between Stockholm and Hamburg, but it is a matter for the transport agency and the operators, " he says. "

"SJ welcomes the initiative, but points out several things that need to be resolved. Just to run between Malmö and Copenhagen is required locomotives that can handle two separate electrical and signal systems, and building such is expensive. "

" We know how expensive this is, we build, for example, if all of our X2000 train to be able to drive to Copenhagen. We believe that the solution is to run with the same carts, but changing locomotives. You may also need to change the drivers because there are various safety precautions, " says Jan Church, business manager at SJ. "

"Swedish trains is greater"

"another problem is vagnsbredden. In many parts of Europe is the trains are narrower than in Sweden, making the Swedish tanks will not. There are not so many nattågsvagnar remain in Sweden. Jan Church estimates that it is around 100, but they are already being used for domestic traffic. "

"Jakop Dalunde says that a solution is to build new trains, which manages the technical differences that exist between countries. "

"– It becomes a question for the Dmv. But if you order new trains, it is possible to equip them so you can run both in Germany and in Sweden, for example. "

"Jan Church believe, however, that the procurement of the traffic can be very costly. "

"– There are a few things you need to take hold of and change, but the idea is good. At long distances, filling the night trains a great feature, it looks we are not at least in Sweden, even if a large part of the nattågsresorna in Europe been replaced by travel in the express and high - speed trains. "

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