Thursday, October 07, 2010

Sweden’s SJ eyes Denmark HSR service

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Swedish rail company Statens Järnvägars (SJ) was expected Thursday to announce plans to begin high speed rail service between Copenhagen, the Danish capital, and the city of Odense on Funen, Denmark, a core railway stretch for Danish rail operator DSB.

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SJ said it plans to operate the route using its high-speed X2000 train and that this was only the first step of a larger market push in Denmark.

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Within Denmark, the X2000 is cleared for top speeds of 125 mph, but it will not be able to run that fast in Denmark.

 

DSB in turn has intensified its activities in Sweden, and currently operates several services within Sweden.