Together with the rail industry has the Swedish transport administration, the goal that the timeliness of the rail service to be significantly improved. To the next year, 95 percent of all trains to be on time. Last year, just over 87 per cent of trains arrive on time.
Lena Erixon believe that the goal of a 95% punctuality can be reached at short distances, but for long - distance and freight, it becomes more difficult.
– It is very hard to clear it by 2020. But it is a very good goal. And even if we can't make it to 2020, it is good that we hold on to it, " says Lena Erixon.
the trains are delayed can be several. The weather, fires, people moving about on the tracks or poor maintenance of the tracks can affect the timeliness.
the Renovation of the railway line can in itself be an obstacle to achieve the objective of improved timeliness, as upprustningsarbetet will cause delays in the train traffic.
– We will need to have quite a lot of traffic going in as a single track as when we turn off one of the tracks. And it is clear that during the time, it becomes, of course, also the rail system more sensitive to disturbances, " says Erixon.