SJ AB


SJ (formally SJ AB) is a government-owned passenger train operator in Sweden. SJ was created in 2001, out of the public transport division of Statens Järnvägar, when the former government agency was divided into six separate government-owned limited companies. In 2018 SJ carried 31.8 million passengers.[4]

SJ AB
TypeState-owned enterprise
PredecessorSwedish State Railways
Founded1 January 2001
FateActive
Headquarters,
Area served
Sweden. Also Norway: Ofoten Line to Narvik, Kongsvinger Line to Oslo; and Denmark: Öresund Line to Copenhagen.
Key people
Madeleine Raukas (acting CEO)[1]
Henrik Rättzén (deputy CEO and CFO)
Siv Svensson (chairwoman)[2]
ProductsRail transport
Revenue7.8 billion SEK (2017)[3]
OwnerGovernment of Sweden[3]
Number of employees
approx. 4500 (2017)[3]
SubsidiariesSJ Götalandståg
SJ Norge
SJ Norrlandståg
SJ Öresundståg
Stockholmståg
Websitewww.sj.se

Overview


SJ's operations fall broadly into subsidised and unsubsidised services. The unsubsidised services was until 2011 monopoly and consist mainly of the X 2000 higher speed train network. The subsidised trains are awarded through competitive bids. However, some trains fall in between these categories, since public transit agencies can pay SJ to allow transit pass holders access to SJ's trains.

SJ received a government bailout a few years after its creation, but has since had profit margins of up to ten per cent. All train operators in Sweden pay low track access charges to the track authority, Trafikverket.

Rolling stock


SJ higher speed services (SJ Snabbtåg)

X2 serves for higher speed trains, with a top speed of 200 km/h, and tilts during high speed turns. The trains serve the Stockholm-Gothenburg (Västra Stambanan), Stockholm-Malmö-Copenhagen (Södra Stambanan and Öresund Line), Stockholm-Sundsvall and, seasonally, Stockholm-Strömstad, Stockholm-Oslo and Stockholm-Östersund-(Duved) lines. There are about 40 X2 sets in service. X55 is a newer train introduced in 2012. The interior is mainly modern style, and the train has a top speed of 200 km/h and serves Stockholm-Östersund-(Duved) (Mittbanan-Norra Stambanan)-Stockholm-Uddevalla (Västra Stambanan and Bohusbanan) to advance to Gothenburg for night parking-Stockholm-Sundsvall-Umeå (Ostkustbanan, Botniabanan), Gothenburg-Malmö (Västkustbanan) and Stockholm-Karlstad (Västra Stambanan), Stockholm-Falun/Mora (Dalabanan).

SJ InterCity

InterCity trains are Rc-hauled trains, often many 2nd class cars. Most InterCity trains also have a bistro car.

SJ Regional

SJ Regional services include double-deckers (X40), pull and push trains, X12, X14 and X52 cars. The trains do not serve meals or drinks. The trains do not usually travel distances over 4 hours, except Stockholm-Karlstad on Fridays, Coast to Coast and Stockholm-Gothenburg via Örebro. Not all trains have first class, and these trains are usually used as commuter trains. A normal order in a pull train is AB7-BF7-B7 or B7-BF7-B7 or AB7-B7-BF7-B7. These trains are not usually longer than 4 cars, except Uppsalapendeln (Stockholm-Uppsala) which often has 8 cars and is a push and pull.

Image Type Class In fleet Usage Notes
Electric locomotive SJ Rc6 86 Night-train, Intercity, Regional All painted black.
Electric multiple unit SJ X2 44 Higher-speed (X 2000) Grey livery, under refurbishment.
Electric multiple unit SJ X12 7 (3 belong to Transitio) Regional 4 units refurbished 2012–2014. Grey and blue livery. To be phased out and replaced by X50 units
Electric multiple unit SJ X40 43 Regional Painted grey.
Electric multiple unit SJ X55 20 Higher-speed (SJ 3000) Used on higher speed lines to northern Sweden, Karlstad and Uddevalla from Stockholm. Grey livery.

Services


Sleeper services - SJ Nattåg

The SJ overnight train services (Swedish: SJ Nattåg) are Rc locomotive-hauled trains with both sleeper wagons as well as standard wagons. All services except for the Stockholm-Malmö route have a bistro wagon. The night-trains are operated on the following lines:[5]

Trains for Norrland
RouteTrain numberCalling at
Duved to Stockholm Central or Gothenburg Central71/72Ånn, Undersåker, Järpen, Krokom, Östersund Central, Sundsvall Central
The two portions divide/attach at Sundsvall Central.
Stockholm portion:
Gävle Central, Uppsala Central (Set-down only), Arlanda Central (Set-down only)
Gothenburg portion:
Örebro Central, Hallsberg, Skövde Central
Arctic Circle Train
RouteTrain numberCalling at
Stockholm Central to Narvik via Boden Central and Luleå Central93/94Arlanda Central (Pick-up only), Uppsala Central (Picl-up only), Gävle Central, Söderhamn, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall Central, Härnösand, Kramfors Örnsköldsvik Central, Nordmaling, Umeå Central, Vindeln, Bastuträsk, Jörn, Älvsbyn, Boden Central, Luleå Central, Notviken, Sunderby Sjukhus, Boden Central, Murjek, Nattavaara, Gällivare, Kiruna Central, Abisko East, Abisko Tourist, Björkliden, Låktajåkka, Vassejaure, Katterjåkk, Riksgränsen, Bjørnfjell, Søsterbekk, Katterat
Main Line South
RouteTrain numberCalling at
Malmö Central to Stockholm Central1/2Eslöv, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö Central, Mjölby, Linköping Central, Norrköping Central, Katrineholm, Flen, Södertälje South

SJ InterCity

The InterCity services are Rc-hauled trains with standard-seating carriages in both first and second class. There is always a bistro wagon available in the trainset.[6]

Lines with InterCity service:

Iron Ore Line
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Luleå to Narvik1Notviken, Sunderby Sjukhus, Boden Central, Murjek, Nattavaara, Gällivare, Kiruna Central, Abisko East, Abisko Tourist, Björkliden, Låktajåkka, Vassejaure, Katterjåkk, Riksgränsen, Bjørnfjell, Søsterbekk, KatteratRc6
Dalarna
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Borlänge Central and Mora2Arlanda Central (Pickup only) Uppsala Central (Pickup only), Sala, Avesta Krylbo, Hedemora, Säter, Borlänge Central, Djurås, Gagnef, Insjön, Leksand, Tällberg, Rättvik, MoraRc6 or X55
Stockholm Central to Falun Central via Borlänge Central2Arlanda Central (Pickup only) Uppsala Central (Pickup only), Sala, Avesta Krylbo, Hedemora, Säter, Borlänge Central
Main Line North
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Östersund Central and Duved2Arlanda Central (Pickup only) Uppsala Central (Pickup only), Gävle Central, Ockelbo, Bollnäs, Järvsö, Ljusdal, Ånge, Bräcke, Östersund Central, Undersåker, Åre, DuvedRc6 or X40
Main Line West
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central3Södertälje South, Katrineholm, Hallsberg, Skövde Central, HerrljungaRc6
Main Line South
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Malmö Central3Södertälje South, Katrineholm, Norrköping Central, Linköping Central, Nässjö Central, Alvesta, Hässleholm, Eslöv, LundRc6
Värmland and Norway
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Karlstad Central and Oslo Central3Södertälje South, Katrineholm, Hallsberg, Degerfors, Kristinehamn, Karlstad Central, Arvika, KongsvingerRc6

SJ Regional

Most of the SJ Regional network is concentrated in the area around lake Mälaren. Operated with either Rc-hauled trainsets, X12/X14 or X40 EMUs. These trains have no cateriong on board. The X40 is equipped with free 4G WiFi in cooperation with TeliaSonera. Both first and second-class are usually offered.[7]

Most of this network has been incorporated into the new Mälartåg franchise, although some services remain outside of it.

Routes listed below are the satellite routes which are not subject to franchising.

SJ Regionaltåg
RoutetphCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Hallsberg

and Gothenburg Central via Köping

2Sundbyberg, Bålsta, Enköping, Västerås Central, Köping, Arboga, Örebro Central, Örebro South, Kumla, Hallsberg, Laxå, Töreboda, Skövde Central, Falköping CentralX40
Gothenburg Central to

Karlstad Central via Åmål

1tp2hTrollhättan, Öxnered, Mellerud, Åmål, Säffle, Grums, KilX51
Gothenburg Central to

Kalmar Central

4tpdBorås Central, Limmared, Hestra, Gnosjö, Värnamo, Alvesta, Växjö, Lessebo, Emmaboda, NybroRc6
Franchised operations

SJ operate a couple of regional rail franchises held by public transport authorities around the country. The most significant of these are Mälartåg and Västtågen serving the Mälaren valley and the region of West Götaland respectively. SJ AB also started operatingthe Öresundtåg franchise for the 2019 timetable, taking over from Transdev.

Mälartåg
RoutetphCalling atStock
Gävle Central to Linköping Central via Nyköping1Tierp, Uppsala Central, Arlanda Central, Stockholm Central, Flemingsberg, Södertälje South, Nyköping, Norrköping Central

Limited InterCity service Ljusdal - Stockholm

X40
Sala to Linköping Central via Kvicksund and Hälleforsnäs1Ransta, Västerås Central, Dingtuna, Kolbäck, Kvicksund, Eskilstuna Central, Hällefornäs, Flen, Katrineholm, Norrköping CentralX12 or X40 or X50
Stockholm Central to Hallsberg via Flen1Flemingsberg, Södertälje South, Gnesta, Flen, Katrineholm, VingåkerX40
Stockholm Central to Hallsberg via Eskinstuna Central1Flemingsberg, Södertälje South, Läggesta, Strängnäs, Eskilstuna Central, Kungsör, Arboga, Örebro Central, Örebro South, KumlaX40
Västtågen
RoutetphCalling atStock
Gothenburg Central to Töreboda2Alingsås, Vårgårda, Herrlunga, Floby, Falköping Central, Stenstorp, Skövde Central
some trains extend to Töreboda
Some trains originate/terminate at Nässjö revesing at Falköping Central
X52
Nässjö Central to Skövde Central or Gothenburg Central2Forserum, Tenhult, Huskvarna, Jönköping Central, Bankeryd, Habo, Mullsjö, Sandhem, Falköping Central
Some through services to Gothenburg (see above)
X52
Gothenburg Central to Uddevalla and Strömstad2Ytterby, Kode, Stora Höga, Stenugnsund, Svenshögen, Ljungskile, Uddevalla East, Uddevalla Central, Munkedal, Eingle, Hällevadsholm, Rabbalshede, Tanum, Överby, SkeeX51
Uddevalla Central to Borås Central via Herrljunga2Öxnered, Vänersborg Central, Vargön, Grästorp, Vara, Vedum, Herrljunga, Ljung, Torpåkra, Mollaryd, Borgstend, Fristad, Viskafors
Services continue to Varberg (see below).
X12
Borås Central to Varberg2Viskafors, Fritsla, Kinna, Assberg, Skene, Berghem, Björketorp, Horred, Veddige, Derome, ToftaX12
Gothenburg commuter rail
RoutetphCalling atStock
Gothenburg Central to Alingsås2Sävenäs, Partille, Jonsered, Aspen, Aspedalen, Stenkullen, Floda, Norsesund, Västra Bodarna AlingsåsX52
Gothenburg Central to Älvängen2Gamlestaden, Surte, Bohus, Nödinge, Nol, ÄlvängenX52
Gothenburg Central to Kungsbacka2Mölndal Central, Kållered, Lindome, Anneberg, [Kungsbacka] Hede, KungsbackaX51
Öresundståg - Øresundstog
RoutetphCalling atStock
Gothenburg Central to Østerport2Mölndal, Kungsbacka, Åsa, Varberg, Falkenberg, Halmstad Central, Laholm, Båstad, Ängelholm, Helsingborg Central, Landskrona, Lund Central, Malmö Central (low level), Triangeln, Hyllie (Border control and crew change), Copenhagen Airport, Tåmby, Örestad, Copenhagen Central, NørreportX31K
Kalmar Central to Østerport1Nybro, Emmaboda, Lessebo, Växjö, Alvesta, Hässleholm, Höör, Eslöv, Lund Central, Malmö Central (low level), Triangeln, Hyllie (Border control and staff change), Copenhagen Airport, Tåmby, Örestad, Copenhagen Central, NörreportX31K
Karlskrona Central to Østerport1Bergåsa, Ronneby, Bräkne-Hoby, Kalrshamn, Mörrum, Sölvesborg- Kristianstad Central, Hässleholm, Höör, Eslöv, Lund Central, Malmö Central (low level), Triangeln, Hyllie (Border control and staff change), Copenhagen Airport, Tåmby, Ørestad, Copenhagen Central, NørreportX31K
Lund Central to Helsingør2Malmö Central (low level), Triangeln, Hyllie (Border control and staff change), Copenhagen Airport, Tåmby, Ørestad, Copenhagen Central, Nørreport, Østerport, Hellerup, Klampenborg, Skodsborg, Vedbæk, Rungsted Kyst, Kokkedal, Nivå, Humlebæk, Espergærde, SnekkerstenX32K

The initial contract for the Mälartåg franchise states that the operator may use their own fleet [of X12, X40 and X50 stock] until the delivery of ER1 Stadler Dosto 200 EMUs is completed. There are plans to merge the Upptåget franchise into Mälartåg onwards from the 2022 timetable, meaning that services from Gävle gain additional stations inherited from the termination of the Upptåget franchise.

SJ higher speed trains

SJ higher speed trains (Swedish: SJ Snabbtåg) are X2 or X55 trains operating on the main routes in Sweden. The train is equipped with WiFi and has a bistro.[8]

West Coast
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Gothenburg Central to Copenhagen Central10Varberg, Halmstad Central, Helsingborg Central, Lund Central, Malmö Central, Copenhagen AirportX2
East Coast
RoutetphCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Sundsvall Central

and Umeå Central

1tp2hArlanda Central (Pickup only) Uppsala Central (Pickup only), Gävle Central, Söderhamn, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall Central , Härnösand, Kramfors, Örnsköldsvik Central, Umeå East, Umeå Central
Some trains originate/terminate at Sundsvall on weekends
X55
Main Line North
RoutetphCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Östersund Central and Duved via Gävle central and Bollnäs1tp2hArlanda Central (Pickup only) Uppsala Central (Pickup only), Gävle Central, Ockelbo, Bollnäs, Järvsö, Ljusdal, Ånge, Bräcke, Östersund Central, Undersåker, Åre, DuvedX2 or X55
Main Line West
RoutetphCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central1tp2hSödertälje South, Katrineholm, Hallsberg, Skövde Central, HerrljungaX2
Stockholm Central tu Uddevalla3tpdSödertälje South, Katrineholm, Hallsberg, Skövde Central, HerrljungaX2
Main Line South
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Malmö Central5Södertälje South, Katrineholm, Norrköping Central, Linköping Central, Nässjö Central, Alvesta, Hässleholm, Eslöv, LundX2
Stockholm Central to Jönköping Central
limited service
3Södertälje South, Katrineholm, Norrköping Central, Linköping Central, Nässjö CentralX2
Värmland
RoutetpdCalling atStock
Stockholm Central to Karlstad Central7Södertälje South, Katrineholm, Hallsberg, Degerfors, KristinehamnX2 or X55

Stops at Arlanda and Uppsala are for boarding northbound or alighting southbound respectively, although passengers with railcards are exempted from this rule.

SJ Norge

On 7 June 2020 SJ Norge will commence operating services on the Trøndelag Commuter Rail, as well as the Meråker, Røros, Rauma, Nordland, the Saltpendel Line and the Dovre Regional Line under a 10-year contract with the Norwegian Railway Directorate.[9][10]

SJ Is also set to start up Train Services on the Stockholm - Trondheim stretch as soon as the Norwegian part of the railway is electrified.

SJ will operate trains owned by Norske Tog (Norwegian Trains) and these are:

Class 76 or Stadler FLIRT Bio-Mode's (Hybrid Electric EMUs) as well as Di - 4 Diesel-Electric Locomotives, Class 92 Duewag DMUs,

EL18 Electric Locomotives, Class 93 Bombardier Talent DMUs and Class 73 ADtranz EMUs.

The Railway Stretches SJ Norge is set to operate:

● Steinkjer - Trondheim Central

● Steinkjer - Lerkendal/Trondheim Outskirts

● Steinkjer - Lundamo

● Steinkjer - Melhus

● Lerkendal/Trondheim Outskirts - Trondheim Central

● Trondheim Central - Heimdal

● Trondheim Central - Melhus

● Trondheim Central - Lundamo

● Trondheim Central - Røros

● Trondheim Central - Stjørdal/Værnes Airport

● Heimdal - Storlien (interchange with Norrtåg toward Östersund

● Trondheim Central - Bodø

● Trondheim Central - Mo i Rana

● Trondheim Central - Oslo Central

● Rotvoll - Røros

● Rotvoll - Støren

● Steinkjer - Støren

● Røros - Hamar

● Saltpendelen

● Stockholm - Trondheim

Identity document required for travel


From September 2009, the train operator SJ requires an identity document from passengers with a pre-paid ticket (which is mandatory on many trains). These have to be a Nordic ID card or any passport.[11] This is due to an effort to stop private trading of train tickets.

Photogallery


See also


References


  1. "Madeleine Raukas utsedd till tillförordnad vd för SJ AB". Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. "Bolagsstyrning – SJ". www.sj.se. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. "About SJ". www.sj.se. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  4. "SJ - Annual and Sustainability Report 2018" (PDF). www.sj.se. 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  5. "SJ Night train". www.sj.se.
  6. "Our trains – SJ". www.sj.se.
  7. "Our trains – SJ". www.sj.se.
  8. "Our trains – SJ". www.sj.se.
  9. Tendering begins for train services in northern Norway International Railway Journal
  10. SJ wins north Norway operating contract Railway Gazette International 17 June 2019
  11. "General terms and conditions of travel – SJ". www.sj.se. Retrieved 4 February 2019.