This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Örebro, Luleå, Fjällåsen
This trip was supposed to be a beautiful late summer train ride to the north of Sweden, but it turned out to be a very wet and grey trip with heavy delays and canceled trains. But this time I was joined by a friend so the trip was good anyway.
My friend started in Göteborg with a night train that since December 2018 does not stop in Stockholm, so I had to hop on at some of the stations along the route. My plan was to go to Skövde, but due to a railway signaling failure south of Stockholm C, many trains were canceled or rerouted through Västerås. I had to change my plans and go to Örebro instead.
X40 trains operate the line from Stockholm to Örebro
I arrived at Örebro well ahead of the departure of the night train.
Örebro Central is operated by both passenger and freight trains
X2 train to Göteborg, usually taking another route
The night train 72 is split into two trains at Sundsvall in the middle of the night, one continuing to Duved, another one to Luleå.
Finally, the night train is arriving at Örebro
First thing I see in the morning is Bastuträsk station
One of the coaches with seats, the cheapest option to travel on this train
Former railway hotel where Lenin stayed on the way to Russia more than 100 years ago
It is still August, but it seems that the Autumn is already here
The old railway bridge in Älvsbyn
Before continuing to Luleå, the train is changing direction here in Boden
1st class sleeper compartment with private WC/Shower
Restaurant coach, not working between Boden-Luleå
Shower in 2nd class sleeper coach
Sunderbyn hospital station
Final stop for this train - Luleå
Re/Traxx locomotives from Green Cargo
It was raining almost for the whole stay here in Luleå
CNN Travel bucket list Nr 45
X11 3167 as commuter train Luleå-Boden
The next train is from Luleå to Kiruna
A surprise on this trip was a longer stop at Fjällåsen - a place that I would certainly not be able to visit so easy
Only 2 trains per day here
Shortly after leaving Fjällåsen on time, the train stopped due to a failure on the tracks ahead. Apparently, the train driver of this IORE train reported something, so the railway workers had to inspect the tracks. This procedure took 3 hours, which meant that our train could not continue during this time.
3h later than scheduled arrival time, the train is arriving at Kiruna C. To be continued...