New Rail Service Deliberate By way of Norway, Sweden And Denmark To Hamburg

Plans for a brand new rail service operating from Oslo and stopping in Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen earlier than arriving in Hamburg are within the works, Swedish state-owned rail operator SJ has stated.

Sweden’s state-owned SJ, together with Denmark’s DSB and DB of Germany, plans to supply a brand new worldwide prepare line which runs between the Norwegian capital Oslo and Hamburg in northern Germany. 

The deliberate route would run every day, departing from Oslo at 8am earlier than making stops in Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen and arriving in Hamburg at 7pm. A service departing Hamburg and terminating in Gothenburg can be deliberate.

The 11 hour service can be faster than the equal journey utilizing both a automobile and ferry connection or current prepare providers. 

The deliberate service will enter into operation in 2027. Petter Essén, head of SJ’s car and site visitors programme, stated the route made sense as it will join an extended stretch which doesn’t have steady prepare site visitors.

“At present, there’s an excessive amount of flying between Copenhagen and Oslo and between Oslo and Gothenburg, routes that will be wonderful by prepare,” Essén informed Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. 

Presently, the one direct trains from the Norwegian capital to different international locations are providers to Gothenburg and Stockholm. 

The European Fee has chosen the potential line as certainly one of ten pilot tasks that may obtain help. This doesn’t imply it is going to obtain direct funding from the EU, however it is going to get backing on rules and logistics, Essén defined.

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“You may get assist with varied rules and the method of getting all automobiles authorized in all international locations,” he stated.

Usually, many Swedish and Norwegian trains can solely function inside Sweden and Norway, whereas nearly all of Danish and German trains are usually not cleared to run in Sweden in Norway. 

The Snälltåget line between Stockholm and Berlin has additionally been chosen to obtain help from the European Fee. 

SJ additionally introduced plans to extend the variety of trains between Gothenburg and Malmö to 10 per day and provide the Gothenburg-Copenhagen service all 12 months spherical. It stated that these plans might come to fruition by 2026 or 2027.

Supply: The Native