Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sege, Lund, Harlösa, Skurup, Rosengård

Today I'm spending a day in Skåne, I will visit some of the old railways and the stations there.
First I'm visiting Östervärn station - a station that was operated until 2011 and re-opened again from 2018.
The station is operated by the so-called ring line around Malmö, so no matter what direction a passenger is taking he/she will end up at Malmö C.
X61 trains are operating the line
This train is arriving directly from Malmö C
Heading back to Malmö C through Kontinentalbanan and City tunnel.
While the passenger trains heading to Denmark are now taking the tunnel in central Malmö, the freight trains are taking this route to bypass central Malmö. The line to the right is leading to the freight rail yard in Malmö.
From Östervärn there was a branch railway towards Staffansrotp and Simrishamn. The last passenger train went here in 1970.
The tracks are still in place, but no trains are using them anymore
Sege station located not far away from Östervärn

From Wikipedia: "Malmö-Simrishamn Järnväg (MSJ) was founded in 1896 as the merger of Malmö-Tomelilla Railway (MöToJ) and Simrishamn-Tomelilla Railway (CTJ).
The railway stretched from Malmö via Staffanstorp - Dalby - Sjöbo - Tomelilla to Simrishamn. In 1910, the name was changed to Malmö – Simrishamn Railways in connection with the construction of a sideline from Dalby via Harlösa to Bjärsjölagård, which was completed in 1911.

The MSJ was nationalized in 1943 and passenger traffic Dalby-Bjärsjölagård was discontinued in 1955, while freight traffic Dalby-Harlösa continued until 1982 (formally discontinued in 1983). In 1970, passenger traffic on the Malmö – Tomelilla route was discontinued, followed by a gradual closure of freight traffic. The so-called Staffanstorps line between Malmö and Staffanstorp is still there. In recent years, a resumption of passenger traffic has been discussed on this route, a reconstruction of the route to Dalby and possibly even to Tomelilla."

Seems that it was easier to remove the tracks when the road got new asphalt


Staffanstorp was a junction station for Malmö-Simrishamn (MSJ) and Lund-Trelleborg (LTJ) railways

From Staffanstorp I'm heading to Södra Stambanan and Botillelund (near Stångby)
X2 train to Stockholm



My next stop is at Landskrona & Helsingborg Järnväg (L&HJ), station Marieholm
The railway between Eslöv and Teckomatorp is now called Marieholmsbanan
The station was reopened in 2016, and it is operated by Pågatåg trains from Helsingborg to Malmö

The old station building was demolished in 1984

In Lund I can spot the new tram line, currently under construction. The operation of the trams is planned to begin in the second half of 2020.
From the website "Spårväg Lund": "The tramway between Lund Central Station and ESS (European Spallation Source) is a contribution to the public transport of the future, in one of the busiest commuter routes in Lund, also called The Science Road.
The tram route is approx. 5,5 km long and will have 9 stops.
7 modern accessible trams from the manufacturer CAF will operate the line"

The end station near ESS
From Wikipedia: "The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research facility based on what will be the world's most powerful pulsed neutron source. It is currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. The ESS Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) will be located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 13 European member countries act as partners in the construction and operation of ESS. ESS will start the scientific user program in 2023, and the construction phase will be completed by 2025. ESS is the world's most powerful next-generation neutron source, and will enable scientists to see and understand basic atomic structures and forces at length and time scales unachievable at other neutron sources."

Buses in Lund


Central station stop in Lund

Lund was before a junction for many railways, one among them was Bjärred–Lund–Harlösa järnväg (BLHJ). The next station after Lund C was Lund Södra.
The station is very beautiful and today it is a trade union office
From Wikipedia: "Bjärred-Lund-Harlösa Railway was founded in 1918 when the two individual railways Lund-Bjärreds Railway and Lund-Revinge Railway were merged into one administration.

The railway was probably one of the most unprofitable railways in Sweden, and passenger traffic, as well as general freight traffic, was closed down in 1939. However, the Lund - Hardeberga route was operated by stone and beet transport until the spring of 1966. The track was torn down the same year. The station Lund Ö on this line had been demolished as early as 1949; the main station, Lund S, still stands and is used today as a trade union expedition.

Lund-Bjärreds Railway Station, Lund V, was demolished in 1948. The premises were used as a warehouse until 1962 when it was also demolished."


Harlösa is one of the most beautiful stations in Sweden, and it is a library today

Landskrona–Kävlinge–Sjöbo Järnväg (LKSJ), Malmö–Simrishamns Järnvägar (MSJ) and Bjärred-Lund-Harlösa Järnväg (BLHJ) railways were connected here in Harlösa

In Veberöd I'm back on the tracks of Malmö-Simrishamn railway, the southern branch
The station is now a kindergarten

Meanwhile, there is a storm passing by

At Stenberget there is a billboard claiming that this is a hometown of Nils Holgersson - a character from the famous book of Selma Lagerlöf "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils"-
Skurup station located at Malmö-Ystad railway

This railway is still operated by passenger trains

A sculpture of Nils and his goose Mårten outside Skurup, near E65 highway
"Nils Holgersson vänder hem" 12m tall monument was created in 2007 by Jón Leifsson
I'm returning to Malmö, and visiting two more stations along the new Malmöring line
Persborg station

This station was also operated before by trains heading south from Malmö, until the opening of the City tunnel

X2 train passing by. Seems that it is empty and on the way to Copenhagen

The fastest way to Malmö C is at the northbound platform
Southbound, the train is passing through Hyllie and Triangeln before continuing to Kristianstad

Rosengård station is completely new

Vectron from Snälltåget is returning back from Trelleborg after hauling the night train to Berlin and the ferry

Famous football player Zlatan once lived here

Östervärn once again

Hoping to see a freight train, but there is none

"Cementa & Toyota – A Fable of Two Sisters - two sculptures in the industrial harbor of Malmö.
The two sisters, Cementa and Toyota, reside on the last strip of public land amidst a large depot of imported cars and a colossal cement silo.
These two site-specific sculptures, one cast in concrete the other molded in HDPE plastic from the area, contemplate their situation, vaguely aware of the synthetic, artificial nature of themselves and their surroundings."

Freight rail yard in Malmö

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