Monday, March 28, 2016

Scandinavian circle 1 - Moss, Göteborg, Stockholm

From Moss, I'm taking R20 regiontog service to Göteborg. R20 line is normally operating hourly service between Oslo and Halden, with 3 trains per day continuing from Halden to Göteborg.
 R20 service is operated with BM73 and BM70 trains
 Same train used for service to/from Trondheim but without bistro.
 Inside BM73
 North sea
 Rygge, with nearby airport

 Bridge over Glomma river, the longest river in Norway
 Sarpsborg and meeting BM70 train

 Approaching Halden
 Several BM70 parked in Halden, the fortress Fredriksten is in the background

 The border is crossed
 Ed - the first stop in Sweden

 Crane birds

 Dals Rostock
 Attaching to Vänerbanan
 Second stop in Sweden - Öxnered

 Famous railway crossing monument in Öxnered

 Bridge over Göta älv river in Trollhättan
 Last stop before Göteborg is Trollhättan

 "Granen Fredrik" 

 Due to upgraded railway, the train has arrived 10 min earlier

 My next train is X2 to Stockholm

 Furniture catalogue at each seat

 Due to railway works during Easter weekend, one of two tracks on VSB was closed. Here is the work
 Building a third track for cargo trains at Stenkullen
 Flight to nearby Landvetter airport
 Alternative way from Hallsberg to Stockholm via Västerås...
...and Örebro