Transdev Sweden wins major regional rail contract around Stockholm

Transdev Sweden train Mälartag

Issy-Les-Moulineaux (France), February 27, 2024 – Transdev announces that it has been chosen by the Swedish mobility authority Mälardalstrafik to take over the contract to operate the Mälartåg regional rail lines in the province of Stockholm – Mälardalen, from June 16, 2024.

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    The Mälartåg trains, a 5-line regional express network with a length of 1,060 km, carry around 12.5 million passengers a year. The initial two-year contract includes an option to extend the contract by up to two years. Having recently won the contract to operate regional rail lines in the province of Östergötland, Transdev Sweden is now strengthening its position in the greater Stockholm area, which is home to over 40% of Sweden's population, and where Transdev already operates train, ferry and bus networks.

    The contract also includes maintenance of the electric trains (62 trainsets, 53 of which are Stadler Dosto double-deckers and 9 from Bombardier), which can travel at speeds of up to 200 km/h, serve 44 stations from Stockholm and link the cities of Uppasla, Gävle, Hallsberg, Örebro and Linköping.

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    Our long-standing experience in the railway sector was a decisive factor in the new mission entrusted to us. We've been building it up in Sweden since 1999, as well as in Germany, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The challenge for rail is to enable as many people as possible to access increasingly carbon-free mobility. We also know how essential service quality is to ensure that more and more passengers use our trains. That's what we'll be doing, paying constant attention to passengers and their safety.

    Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO of the Transdev Group. 

    In Sweden, in addition to the Östgötapendeln lines, Transdev also operates the Roslagsbanan, Öresund and Snälltåget rail lines, a night train linking Stockholm to Berlin and the Austrian Alps, via Malmö, Copenhagen and Hamburg.

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