Swedish State Railways

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This article is about the historical railway. For the current passenger operator, see SJ AB.
Statens Järnvägar
Former type Government agency
Founded 1887
Defunct 1 January 2001
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Products Rail transport
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The Swedish State Railways (Swedish: Statens Järnvägar) or SJ, originally the Royal Railway Board (Swedish: Kungl. Järnvägsstyrelsen), was the former government agency responsible for operating the state railways in Sweden.

In 1988, the rail tracks themselves were transferred to the Swedish Rail Administration (Swedish: Banverket), and the upcoming years parts of SJ were gradually transformed into limited companies. SJ was disbanded in 2001, with the assets transferred to seven separate companies, all owned by the Swedish Government:

Some of them have been sold to other companies, but SJ AB, Green Cargo and Jernhusen are still (2010) fully government owned. Apart from these companies, Statens Järnvägar for a time existed as a governmental agency. It controlled some property, but had no regular railroad activities. It was dismantled by the end of 2012.

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