Sweden - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

From EGTRE

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from 10 December 2017 – 8 December 2018 (Graphical timetable TRV T18) and the public timetables (available from resrobot.se during the validity of the graphical timetable) unless otherwise shown. It is recommended that the instructions in Sweden - General Information are followed for details on how to obtain relevant timetables. Standard abbreviations used are explained in General Information. document.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas Nordic Region, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.

Obscure services

Ånge – Bräcke (Moradal) (via Ångebyn)

[40(only when infrastructure work)/42/44] (ERA 4A1) SE18/1

Available as an alternative to the north line, which is single track between Ånge station and Moradal. When trains are scheduled to cross within 6/7 minutes of Ånge, one would use this route - subject to punctual running of both trains.

D{1} SuO 7526 Sundsvall C – 21:32 Ånge – Östersund V

Notes: {1}: See public timetable 42 for dates and exceptions;

Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

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Stockholm Syd Flemingsberg – Järna (Järna Jn.)

[60/61/80/81/114/115] (ERA 9B2 or 11A1-11A2) SE18/2

Main line trains use the new (1995) Grödinge line, while local services use the former main line between these points. Trains for the Eskilstuna line also use the Grödinge line, between Stockholm and Södertälje Syd.

Mora (Morastrand) – Oxberg

(ERA 8C4) SE18/3

This line has no regular passenger service but in recent years a special train has run between Mora and Oxberg in conjunction with a skiing event (see Vasaloppet or Snälltåget) on or near the last weekend in February. In 2018 Snälltåget (Transdev) operates a train 23 February at 22.00 from Stockholm C to Oxberg. But beware - this train is open to participants only in this ladies only skiing event.

Gävle Central – Gävle Sveriges Järnvägsmuseum

(ERA 9B3, not shown) SE18/4

A short electrified branch provides access to the railway museum. Working involves reversal at Gävle C (or use of the freight only Gävle C avoiding line) for trains from the south, then a shunt move to/from the museum. When specials from Stockholm and Uppsala operate, normally on one or two weekends in the autumn, details should be available on the Museum website when known. Look for headline "Årgångståget". The museum will be closed due to rebuilding for at least 18 months from 10 September 2017.

Järna – Norrköping (Åby)

[80/81] (ERA 9A1-9B1) SE18/5

Trains between Stockholm and Norrköping with no booked stops between Södertälje Syd and Norrköping usually run via Katrineholm. This is faster than the shorter route through Nyköping and is also double track throughout.

Grängesberg – Ställdalen (via Silverhöjden)

[53, 75] (ERA 9A2-9A3) SE18/6

The former TGOJ line, which parallels the normal ex-BJ line, is available as an extended passing loop. It still has CTC, but the maximum speed is reduced. It can be used to avoid delays when crossing another train, subject to punctual running of both trains. Routing may be altered for operational convenience.

D{2} SSuX 8163 Borlänge C – 06:34 Grängesberg – Mjölby
H{1} SuO 7014 Göteborg C – 10:07 Lindesberg – Mora
H{1} SuO 7030 Karlstad C/Kristinehamn – 10:30 Ställdalen – Borlänge/Falun C
D{1} MThFO 7000 Göteborg C – 10:32 Ställdalen – Falun C
H{1} ThFO 7000 Göteborg C – 10:32 Ställdalen – Falun C
D{2} SuX 8168 Mjölby/Hallsberg – 11:04 Ställdalen – Gävle C
D{1} MThFO 7005 Gävle C – 14:27 Grängesberg – Göteborg C
H{1} ThFO 7005 Gävle C – 14:27 Grängesberg – Göteborg C
D{2} 8173 Gävle C – 14:38 Grängesberg – Hallsberg/Mjölby
D{1} SuO 7037 Falun C – 14:54 Grängesberg – Göteborg C
E{1} SuO 7011/27011 Mora – 16:55 Grängesberg – Göteborg C
E{1} SSuX 7046 Göteborg C – 18:43 Ställdalen – Falun C
D{2} SX 8182 Mjölby – 22:52 Ställdalen – Borlänge C
D{2} SX 18182 Mjölby – 23:05 Ställdalen – Borlänge C

Notes: {1}: See public timetable 75 for dates and exceptions;

{2}: See public timetable 53 for dates and exceptions.

A closer study of the technical train numbers used in the graphical timetable may be useful

Vännäs - Umeå (including north and south chords at Vännäs)

[35,40] (ERA 4B3-4C3) SE18/7

The north chord is used by night trains between Boden and the south seen in public timetable 40 calling at Umeå C, and trains not calling at Vännäs in table 35. Table 35 trains calling at Vännäs use the south chord.

Vännäs – Vindeln (Vännäs north Jn)

[35,40] (ERA2 4B3) SE18/8

This section of the main line allows direct running between Boden and the south. It is now only used by trains in timetable 35 calling at Vännäs. However, it can also be used by a night train not calling at Umeå C, when rerouted due to infrastructure work.

Nyköping Södra/Jönåker/Stigtomta/Vrena – Oxelösund

(ERA 9B1) SE18/9

On one Saturday early in May each year (2018 date 12 May), Grängesbergsbanornas Järnvägsmuseum (GBBJ), now in co-operation with Föreningen Sörmlands Veteranjärnväg (FSVJ) can be expected to run a special veteran train shuttle service for a street fair at Oxelösund ("Oxelösund marknad"). Visit website www.gbbj.nu or www.fsvj.se or Visit Oxelösund nearer the time for details. Note: Nyköping Södra is almost opposite the bus station.

In conjunction with this, the empty stock is moved from Grängesberg museum on the Friday and returns on the Sunday, using the following freight lines: Lindesberg (Frövi north jn.) – Valskog (Jädersbruk jn.), Mellösa (Flens övre jn.) – Nyköping – Oxelösund and route SE18/6. GBBJ have been prepared to carry passengers by prior arrangement - contact the Society well in advance, using this e-mail address.

Bollnäs (Ovansjö) – Bräcke (Moradal) (via Ångebyn)

[40/41/42/44] (ERA 4A1) SE18/10

A freight line, which is a short-cut just west of Ånge bypassing Ånge and Ånge yard.

D{1} 75(10075/73) Duved – 00:19 Bräcke – Stockholm C
H{1} SuO (from Duved) 75(10075/73 Duved – 00:19 Bräcke – Stockholm C
H{3} FSO 10099 Luleå – 22:09 Umeå C – Stockholm C
H{3} FSX 10091 Luleå – 22:09 Umeå C – Stockholm C
H{2} WSO 3900 Malmö C – 22:50 Uppsala C – Duved
H{2} WSO 3900 Malmö C – 22:50 Uppsala C – Storlien
H{2} WSO 3920 Malmö C – 22:55 Uppsala C – Storlien
H{1} SO 70 23:40 Stockholm C – Duved
H{1} 10072/10070/70 23:40 Stockholm C – Duved
E{1} 74 Stockholm C – 01:36 Gävle – Duved
H{1} ThO 74 Stockholm C – 01:36 Gävle – Duved
H{2} SO (from Malmö) 3904 Malmö C – 19:45 Alvesta – Duved
H{1} WSO 76 Stockholm C – 02:38 Gävle – Duved
H{1} SuMTuX 76 Stockholm C – 02:38 Gävle – Duved
H{1} MO 81 07:48 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1} 3908 06:55 Stockholm C – Duved
H{1} TuWO 87 11:55 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1} SuO 83 Duved – 14:30 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1} SuO 71 Duved – 16:27 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1,2} ThSuO 3901 Duved – 17:45 Östersund C – Malmö C
H{2} SuO 3905 Duved – 17:30 Undersåker – Malmö C
H{3} 10094(13994) Stockholm C – 17:29 Gävle C – Luleå/Narvik
H{3} 10092 Stockholm C – 22:01 Gävle C – Umeå C – Luleå
H{1} ThSuO 77 Duved – 19:40 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1} ThFSuO 77 Duved – 19:40 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1} SSuO 10077 Duved – 19:55 Östersund C – Stockholm C
H{1} SO 10077 Duved – 19:55 Östersund C – Stockholm C

Note: {1}: See public timetable 42 for information on operating dates and exceptions.

{2}: See Snälltåget website for information on operating days.

{3}: See public timetable 40 for information on operating dates and exceptions. See also SE18/22

Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

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Hallsberg – Hallsberg Yard – Skymossen jn (– Motala – Mjölby)

[53] (ERA 9A1) SE18/11

All passenger trains are booked to use this eastern route except the following, which is booked to use the western route via the yard:

H{2} SSuX 3905 Duved – 17:30 Undersåker – Malmö C
D{1} SSuX 8116 Mjölby – 06:06 Motala – Örebro C
H{2} SSuX 3904 Malmö C – 19:45 Alvesta – Duved

Note: {1}: See public timetable 53 for information on operating dates and exceptions. {2}: See Snälltåget website for information on operating days.

Degerfors (Laxå North Jn) – Laxå / Hallsberg

[70,78] (ERA 8C1) SE18/12

Trains listed in public timetable 70 use the north to east Laxå avoiding line. Trains listed in public timetable 78 use the north to west spur and call at Laxå station.

Malmö Area

[107,108] (ERA 12C2 or 13B2-13C2) SE18/13

Clarification of track usage in the Malmö Area: Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

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  • (1) Malmö C – Hyllie – Svågertorp – Lockarp West Jn – Lockarp East Jn

Used by all Malmö C – Ystad/Simrishamn trains except those listed in (2) below.

  • (2) Malmö C – Fosieby – Lockarp North Jn – Lockarp East Jn

Used by trains in table 107 shown as non stop between Malmö C and Oxie. These trains use the terminal section of Malmö C station and are routed this way to facilitate single line working between Malmö C and Hyllie for scheduled maintenance.

D{1} FSX 1580 Simrishamn – 23:05 Oxie – Helsingborg C
D{1} FSX 1581 Helsingborg C – 23:43 Malmö C – Ystad

D{1}: See public timetable 107 for exceptions.

  • (3) Malmö C – Hyllie – Svågertorp – Lockarp West Jn – Lockarp South Jn

Used by all trains to and from Trelleborg except those listed in (4) below.

  • (4) Malmö C – Fosieby – Lockarp North Jn – Lockarp South Jn

These trains use the terminal section of Malmö C station and are routed this way to facilitate single line working between Malmö C and Hyllie for scheduled maintenance.

D{1} FSX 11787 Kävlinge – 23:26 Malmö C– Trelleborg C
D{1} FSX 11788 Trelleborg C – 22:49 V Ingelstad – Malmö C/Kävlinge

D{1}: See public timetable 108 for exceptions.

Note: This route is also used by the Snälltåget Berlin overnight trains en route to/from Trelleborg F. See (7) below.

  • (5) Lernacken – Svågertorp

No scheduled passenger trains have used this route since the direct København H – Ystad trains eased to operate.

  • (6) Svågertorp (Lockarp West) – Fosieby (Lockarp North)

No passenger traffic until the "Malmö circle” starts, when some trains currently terminating at Hyllie would continue via Svågertorp, thus restoring more regular passenger service to the line via Östervärn to/from the terminal section of Malmö C. The date is not yet confirmed, as at least one new station close to the Rosengård area is to be built. However, if an SJ X2000 bound for København H arrives at the terminal section of Malmö C in reverse order, it will probably be routed via Fosieby – Svågertorp in order to be the right way round on arrival at København H.

  • (7) Trelleborg F (Färjestation)

This line to the train ferry berth diverges to the south from the line to Trelleborg C. There is a platform (Trelleborg Färjestation) just north of the ferry berth.

It is used only by the Snälltåget Berlin overnight trains, which also use the terminal section of Malmö C station. See the Snälltåget website. Prospective passengers are recommended to view the Swedish language page as well, in case the English language page is not complete.

D1 MThSO 17:00 Malmö C – Berlin Hbf (arr 07:10)
D1 WFSuO 18:55 Berlin Hbf – Malmö C (arr 07:25)

D1 25 June – 12 August 2018

Note that in 2016 and 2017 the coaches were shunted on and off the ferry by a road/rail tractor and not a locomotive.

Uddevalla – Öxnered avoiding line – Trollhättan – Göteborg C

[130] (ERA 12B5) SE18/14

Trains using the Öxnered avoiding line, Uddevalla - Öxnered West Jn - Öxnered South Jn - Trollhättan - Göteborg C. Trains in public timetable 130 shown without any intermediate calls between Uddevalla and Göteborg are using this chord and instead calling at Trollhättan and Älvängen.

Mariefred – Mariefreds Ångbåtsstation (Östra Södermanlands Järnväg)

(ERA 9B2 not shown) SE18/15

This is a short extension of the 600mm gauge tourist line from the main station in Mariefred to the jetty used by the steamship from Stockholm. On certain days one train continues to and starts from Mariefreds Ångbåtsstation.

D P8 Läggesta nedre – 13:20 Mariefred - Mariefreds Ångbåtsstation
D P11 13:40 Mariefreds Ångbåtsstation - Läggesta nedre

See ÖSlJ Homepage for dates of operation. Note that the train does not run to Mariefreds Ångbåtsstation every day that the steamship operates. Listed timings are from 2016. Timetables for summer 2018 is expected to be available on the homepage during March 2018.

[Malmö C –] Arlöv – Lomma – Kävlinge [– Helsingborg C]

[108] (ERA 12C2 or 13C3) SE18/16

The route(Malmö C-)Arlöv - Lomma - Kävlinge (-Helsingborg C) has peak time scheduled passenger services. See table 108 for trains Malmö - Helsingborg and v v not calling at Lund (three trains southbound, three northbound, all SSuX).

[Malmö C –] Mölndal – Olskroken [– Mora]

(ERA 13C1) SE18/17

Snälltåget (Transdev) operates winter sport(Vasaloppet) specials using the Göteborg C avoiding line.

H{1} 3906 Malmö C – 15:25 Mölndal – Mora
H{1} 3907 21:00 Mora – Malmö C

Note: {1}: Only for participants in the main Vasaloppet ski race - open to both ladies and gentlemen. Operates northbound 3 March and southbound 4 March.

[Malmö C –] Storvik – Ockelbo [– Duved]

(ERA 9A3-A4) SE18/18

Snälltåget (Transdev) operates winter sport specials using the Storvik - Ockelbo cut-off.

H{1} 3904 Malmö C – 19:45 Alvesta – Duved
H{1} 3905 Duved – 17:30 Undersåker – Malmö C

Note: {1}: See Snälltåget website for information on operating days.

[Malmö C –] Markaryd – Eldsberga [– Mora]

(ERA 12C3) SE18/19

Snälltåget (Transdev) operates winter sport (Vasaloppet) specials.

H{1} 3906 Malmö C – 13:03 Hässleholm – Mora
H{1} 3907 21:00 Mora – Malmö C

Note: {1}: Only for participants in the main Vasaloppet ski race - open to both ladies and gentlemen. Operates northbound 3 March and southbound 4 March.

[Falun C –] Grythyttan – Herrhult – Daglösen – Kil [– Göteborg C]

[75](ERA 8C2) SE18/20

Limited passenger service (certain dates only). Used by table 75 trains calling at Grythyttan and Kil, but not Kristinehamn and Karlstad.

No passenger service is currently using this route.

[Hallsberg –] Örebro C – Frövi – Arboga [– Stockholm C]

[57](ERA 9A2) SE18/21

Two trains from Örebro to Stockholm are rerouted via the older and longer route via Frövi, probably for operational reason.

D{1} 758/759 Hallsberg – 17:47 Örebro C – Stockholm C
D{1} SuO 770/771 Hallsberg – 19:35 Örebro C – Stockholm C

Note: {1}: See public timetable 57 for information on operating days.

[Stockholm C –] Bräcke – Vännäs – Umeå C/Bastuträsk [– Boden – Luleå/Narvik]

[40](ERA 4BC3,4AB2,4A1) SE18/22

If there is major infrastructure work between Gävle C and Umeå C, the night trains are rerouted to use the old (now freight only) route between Bräcke and Vännäs.

This is shown in public timetable 40 as trains with no booked stops between Gävle C and Umeå C or Bastuträsk. Whether these trains will use the newer direct line or the original alignment through Nyåker is decided by the CTC operator during the actual night.

Dates for the rerouting 2018 are 7-20 October.

[Borlänge /Gävle] – Örebro – Hallsberg – Norrköping

[53B](ERA 9A1) SE18/23

The Katrineholm avoiding line is from 9 July once again in use for passenger trains while Hallsberg - Motala is closed for infrastructure work (another section of double track is to be brought into use between Hallsberg and Motala. Trains are rerouted to start/terminate in Norrköping instead of Mjölby. Normal operation via Mjölby - Hallsberg is to resume 13 August 2018.

Trams

See Sweden - Tram services over obscure routes

Other sparse services

The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than three trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday

30 Kiruna C – Bjørnfjell (Norway)
34 [Umeå Ö –] Vindeln – Lycksele
37 Mora – Brunflo [– Östersund]
38 [Östersund –] Östersunds Västra – Gällivare
44 Ljusdal – Ånge
75 [Göteborg – Karlstad/Skövde] Kristinehamn – Grängesberg [– Falun]
78 [Karlstad–] Degerfors – Laxå [– Skövde / Göteborg]
84 [Linköping C–] Berga – Oskarshamn

The following lines only have a service during the summer (June to August).

38 Östersunds Västra – Gällivare

Deletions since previous edition

SE17/7 Included in SE 18/13

See also