Two passenger rail companies also use the track
Following the derailment of a cargo train between Älvsbyn and Jörn on Saturday, passenger rail travel in northern Sweden will see interruptions this week. Two passenger rail companies, SJ and Norrtåg, use the track and are now using coaches as a transport alternative.
The track is likely to reopen on May 17. Nine of the train’s 13 trucks were derailed in the accident, but no one was injured.
A Swedish Transport Authority spokesman told the news agency TT that there is “a 100-metre stretch of track which is completely ripped up and 200 metres with damaged sleepers.”
[pictured: Public transport, Stockholm; photo by Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se]