Pågatågen

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A Pågatåg at Lund Central Station. Every train set is named after a Scanian person of significance, both real and fictional. The older trains are of the type X11 and the newer trainers of the type X61, both in a purple livery.

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 consist of purple-coloured electric multiple units of the X61 model. The last trip using the old model X11 was made on 8th of September 2013. The trains are named after famous local people (either a påg or a tös, "girl"), either real or from fiction.

Lines[edit]

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)

Rolling stock[edit]

The Pågatåg rolling stock is owned by Skånetrafiken, although the operation (staff and licences etc.) is carried out by Arriva.

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.

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