Transport Trains

Sweden Spends $500 Million to Makes Its High-Speed Rail Better for the Environment

Excerpt from Global Rail News

Jan 19, 2014 10:06 am

Skift Take

Sweden’s efforts to make its trains more comfortable and environmentally friendly makes the U.S.’s efforts to run a single high-speed line look amateur.

— Samantha Shankman

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Two versions of the Swedish State Railways cars sit in Stockholm. Joakim Ewenson / Flickr


Swedish State Railways (SJ) has said it plans to spend SEK 3.5 billion (€400 million) overhauling its fleet of high-speed SJ 2000 trains.

SJ chief executive Crister Fritzson said the refurbishment has been driven by a massive increase in passenger numbers over the past 15 to 20 years.

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