Vy’s Swedish subsidiary has won the tender to drive night trains between Narvik and Stockholm. The route has 500,000 travelers a year.
“This is an important victory for us, both in Norway and in Sweden. We are now growing in the Swedish market, and we look forward to showing the offer we have won. We have great faith that the offer will attract many holiday and leisure travelers, also in and between Norway and Sweden,” says Executive Vice President Arne Fosen at Vy Train in a press release.
On Monday, the Swedish Transport Administration confirmed that Swedish Vy Tåg AB, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Vy, has been assigned the task of running night trains on the line between Narvik and Stockholm between 2020 and 2024.
The night trains have two daily departures between Stockholm and Narvik in each direction. Today, Swedish SJ runs the trains on the route, which has about 500,000 travelers a year.
“Night train traffic is important for accessibility, and we are pleased that we have now secured traffic for the next four years,” says Anna Fällbom, head of traffic agreements and transport network at the Swedish Transport Administration in a press release.
The agreement also includes daytime traffic between Luleå and Narvik.
The new traffic period starts on December 13th, 2020 and lasts until December 14th, 2024. The agreement provides for a two-year extension.
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