This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Today I'm making my annual trip to Järvsö. It has now become a tradition, to do a trip to a zoo each winter, and now it's the third time. I have done this trip January 2016, and February 2015. This year the trip is in May.
Unfortunately the day I planned to do the trip on April 30th, was not a good day for train travellers. All trains were cancelled until afternoon, so I decided to postpone the trip with one day and instead go on May 1st.
First the train time was changed by 15 min, then 30min, 1hour and so on...
Empty Stockholm C
That day I've visited Kungsträdgården instead
Next day the weather was even better
On my way to Stockholm Central
Today all trains are on time
SJ Intercity train to Åre has a 1st class coach
And lots of empty seats in 2nd class.
Uppsala old station, now a restaurant
New railway at Gamla Uppsala
The fire is still on from previous day, which was Walpurgis night (Valborg).
The new railway was opened later in May, so this photo is now historic
Even though the railway between Uppsala and Gävle has double tracks all the way and allows speed of 200km/h, our train is re-routed on a side track to let a faster train pass.
This stop was according to schedule
The faster train is an X2 to Sundsvall, passing by here at 200km/h
Shortly after it's a green light for our train
I think this was one of the most exciting moments during this trip