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ABOUT SJ

Welcome to SJ

SJ is a Swedish travel partner that offers sustainable train travel, both independently and in collaboration with others. Every day, 130,000 people choose to travel on one of SJ´s 1,200 departures from 284 stations.

SJ at a glance

As the market-leading train operating company, SJ links Sweden together, and opens the doors to Scandinavia’s capitals: Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. Thereby creating opportunities for people to live and work or study in different places and to travel in a convenient and sustainable manner.

Some 160 years ago, SJ’s very first train departed from Gothenburg Central Station. Today, we operate 1,200 daily departures from 284 stations — from Narvik in the North to Copenhagen in the South, and from Stockholm in the East to Oslo in the West.

SJ is a limited liability company owned by the Swedish state and is tasked with operating profitable passenger rail services, both independently and on behalf of national and regional traffic authorities.

SJ’s own rail services are primarily long-distance, comprising high-speed and night-train services as well as regional rail services between major cities in Sweden and the Scandinavian capitals. Tendered services mainly comprise shorter rail journeys for commuting to work or school within one county or region. One such example is SJ’s subsidiary, SJ Götalandståg, which is tasked with operating commuter and regional trains in Western Sweden.

SJ is part of the solution for meeting Sweden’s climate targets and all our trains in Sweden carry the Good Environmental Choice (Bra Miljöval) label.

SJ 3000

Founded
In 1856

Form of company
Limited company since 2001, wholly owned by the Swedish state

Number of employees
Around 4,500

Number of passangers
Around 47.5 million

Number of stations served
Around 284

Turnover
About SEK 7.8 billion
 

Our train routes

Our trains serve 160 of stations every day, connecting Sweden from north to south. We also serve Oslo, Narvik and Copenhagen.

 

Karta, del av SJs sträckor

We proudly present the fastest train in our fleet - X 2000

X 2000 is Sweden's most popular train, providing a fast and comfortable way for travellers to get to the central cities in Sweden. In 2018, we are launching an upgraded and fully-modernised version of this train.

 

  • 165 meters long (6 carriage train)
  • Max. speed 200 km/h
  • 309 seats (6 carriage train)

Historic milestones

 

1856

Statens Järnvägar, SJ, was founded. The first train departed from Gothenburg Central Station to Jonsered. On arrival, exhilarated passengers reported how they had been “hurled forward” at 30 kilometers per hour.

1894

Sweden’s first dining carriage was introduced. Passengers on the Uppsala – Gävle route were the first to try the new service.

1990

Launch of the X 2000 high-speed train.

1997

SJ tickets are bookable online.

2004

SJ introduces dynamic pricing in the same manner as low-cost airlines.

2016

Hip hip hooray! On 1 December, SJ celebrated 160 years. Rail travel is a great modern oldie that never stops renewing itself.
 

SJ and media

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