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Pågatågen is a regional rail system in Skåne County, Sweden, and is run by Skånetrafiken, the regional public transportation authority. The trains are operated by the contractor Arriva. There are 55 stations across Skåne County, of which 4 in Malmö Municipality and 16 in Greater Malmö.
Påg is a dialectal Scanian word for "boy", and is used to indicate that the trains are a local/regional phenomenon, and tåg is Swedish for train. The trains primarily consist of purple-coloured electric multiple units of the X61 model, with some older X11 still in use. The trains are named after famous local people (either a påg or a tös, "girl"), either real or from fiction.
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There are six (unnumbered) lines in the Pågatågen system, from Hyllie in southern Malmö to Helsingborg/Ängelholm (2 different paths), Höör and Ystad/Simrishamn, and from Helsingborg to Åstorp and Kristianstad.
- Hyllie - Malmö Central - Lund - Eslöv - Höör
- Hyllie - Malmö Central - Lund - Landskrona - Helsingborg (- Ängelholm)
- Hyllie - Malmö Central - Lund - Teckomatorp - Helsingborg
- Malmö Central - Ystad - Simrishamn
- Helsingborg - Åstorp - Hässleholm - Kristianstad
- Helsingborg - Åstorp
(major stations only, the internal local trains stops at smaller stations as well)
- The lines are not numbered (yet). Some time tables may be numbered, but the numbers are not shown on the trains.
- The regional train network are officially named "Öresundståg".
- The local train network are officially named "Pågatåg".
- These names are, however, also unofficially used for the train types (officially called X31, X11 and X61). Some "Öresundståg" vehicles (X31) runs as local "Pågatåg", and others run as intercity trains, which is a bit confusing even for the locals.
- A tunnel under Malmö, Citytunneln, was opened in December 2010.
- The county has at present 54 stations, all tracks are electrified, but only half of the track length is dual track.
- There are three different ticket systems, one for traveling inside the Skåne county and another for traveling to the Copenhagen metropolitan area, and a third for Öresundståg to places north of Skåne.
- The ticket systems differ in the fare zones only, all tickets can be bought in machines at the stations.
- Tickets for travel to other counties can be bought in machines at Öresundståg stations, through SJ, or through the internet; the same applies to travel to Denmark outside the Copenhagen metropolitan area.
- DSB and SJ have their own separate ticket systems, not compatible with the Skånetrafiken system. SJ can sell tickets for Skånetrafiken trains.
- Typically trains on local lines run every hour and the regional lines twice every hour.
- There is a bug in the ticketing system when buying with a discount (Jojo) card, and a different origin station is specified. This can occur if the passenger holds a 'period' card (weekly or monthly pass) for part of the route. If the passenger buys a ticket from Malmö to Kastrup, but from a Lund station ticket vending machine, the passenger will be charged the non-discounted price. The counter staff will credit the passenger's card with the difference, on presentation of the ticket.
Most Pågatåg trains are of type X11 but demand has grown, necessitating the addition of other available train types to the roster. Some Bombardier Regina type train sets have been rented from other train owners. The type X31, normally used for the Oresundtrain traffic to Denmark, is also used sometimes. Skånetrafiken has ordered 49 new Alstom Coradia/X61 sets, a variant of the type used in Stockholm. Several of them have been used on revenue services since August 2010. Skånetrafiken plans to sell most of the X11 trains during 2011, and use the X61 trains as Pågatåg. The X11 trains do not fulfill all the safety requirements for the City tunnel and have a temporary exception from the rules.
The rolling stock for Oresundtrain is of type X31 only, and these trains are owned by the Öresundståg company, partially owned by Skånetrafiken.
- Öresund Trains
- History of rail transport in Sweden
- Public transport in Stockholm
- Rail transport in Sweden