This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Today I'm taking a trip from Amersfoort to Stockholm in one day. I will start at 07:36 and will arrive at 23:41. It is possible to travel all the way from Amsterdam, but the departure time would then be 07:00. There will be totally 4 trains.
The first train is Intercity to Osnabrück
I have been traveling by this train before, in the opposite direction.
The train is operated by DB
The restaurant car
Breakfast on the train
The train has a dedicated bicycle compartment
2nd class coach
The train is operated with NS Class 1700 until the border with Germany
In 2023 this type of locomotives and coaches will be replaced with Talgo ECx train on this route
It was also planned to replace the locomotive change at Bad Bentheim station with multisystem Vectron locomotives in order to reduce the travel time. Well, it is January 2020 and still no multi-system locomotives here
On the other hand, I find this procedure very entertaining. There is a possibility to visit the station and have some fresh air.
DB Class 101 will continue the journey of this train
The multi-system EMU is now operating the line between Germany and Netherlands
At Osnabrück there is a quick change of trains
Many passengers are changing trains here
Next train will be another Intercity to Hamburg
So far, I have made 2 trains of 4
Arriving at Hamburg
Here in Hamburg I will change to another Intercity, this time operated by DSB. It will be a direct train to Copenhagen, now traveling through Padborg, Kolding and Odense.
The line between Hamburg and Neumünster is very slow
It's getting dark, so I'm not posting any more photos of this day. The last train from Copenhagen to Stockholm was an X2000 and it was also on time.