The X2000's interiors have recently
been refurbished (first class shown).
AB is a government-owned passenger train operator in
SJ's X40 units are the first
double-decker trains to operate in Sweden.
SJ was created in 2000, out of the public transport
division of Statens Järnvägar
State's Railways', also commonly known as SJ), when the former
divided into six separate government-owned limited companies.
SJ's operations fall broadly into subsidised and unsubsidised
services. The unsubsidised services are a monopoly and consist
mainly of the X 2000 high-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
In co-operation with Tradera
), SJ auctions surplus tickets
Identity document required for travel
From September 2009, the train operator SJ requires an identity document
from every passenger
with a pre-paid ticket (which is mandatory on many trains). This
identity document must be a certified Swedish identity document, or
any passport. This is due to SJ's effort to stop the black market
trading of non-personal train tickets.
- SJ - Official site
- Banverket - Official site (Swedish Railway