This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Östgötapendeln (Commuter trains in Östergötland region) started 1995, and several stations made a come back after a long break. Today, the traffic is operated by Arriva (also known as DB Regio AB).
The orange coloured line is for Östgötapendeln.
My trip starts in Norrköping which is the start/end stop for all Östgötapendel trains.
Norrköping lies at the important railway Södra stambanan connecting Stockholm with Malmö. X2 high speed trains are passing here.
Norrköping central station.
The building is from 1866.
A hostel is at the higher floors of the station building.
SJ Regional to Sala is at Norrköping.
Today Östgötapendeln is operating with older X14 (to the right) and new X61 (to the left). The plan is to replace all X14 with new X61 within next years.
A very convenient card system is installed on all trains. Tickets can be bought directly on the train.
Yellow coloured rapeseed fields are in bloom now, the colour which is sometimes characterised as one of the colours from Swedish flag.
At the train an improvised concert was given.
Trains are operated often, on a Saturday each 30 minutes.
Kimstad station was re-opened 2009 after more than 30 years break.
Södra stambanan is used by cargo trains as well.
Linghem station from 1873. Now it has a barber shop.
X14 trains was manufactured 1994-1995 by ABB and are very similar to older X10.
The tilting technology of X2 train in action.
Vikingstad station has now a small local store. Upper floor is used for apartment living.
Earlier name for Vikingstad is Bankeberg, which can be seen on the train station sign.
Quickomat for train ticket purchase
Inside X14 trains there are beautiful photos from Östergötland, here is one from Mjölby.
At Linköping station Kustpilen train from Kalmar (Y2).
Östgötapendeln has until recently been also used for Jönköping commuter train system, here to the right is JLT old logotype (Länstrafiken). In some languages a hare is a symbol for a ticketless passenger.