DB to Operate Swedish Trains

23 November 2009 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2009 18:30)

Östgötland transport authority (ÖstgötaTrafiken) in Sweden has selected German Rail operator Deutsche Bahn's subsidiary DB Regio Sverige to operate local services for ten years. The contract begins in mid-December 2010 and has an option for a four-year extension. During the co

Östgötland transport authority (ÖstgötaTrafiken) in Sweden has selected German Rail operator Deutsche Bahn's subsidiary DB Regio Sverige to operate local services for ten years.

The contract begins in mid-December 2010 and has an option for a four-year extension.

During the contract period train services will increase from an initial 3.3 million train-km to 3.8 million a year.

Five new Coradia Lirex X61 EMUs are also scheduled to enter service with the 2010 timetable change, allowing trains to run at a 20min frequency between Norrköping and Mjölby.

ÖstgötaTrafiken said the routes were some of the most punctual in the country and expectations from the company were high.