Swedish Rail Administration
|State administrative authority
(Swedish: Statlig förvaltningsmyndighet)
|Fate||Merged with the Swedish Road Administration|
|Predecessor||Swedish State Railways|
|Successor||Swedish Transport Administration|
|Defunct||31 March 2010|
|Owner||The State (100%)|
The Swedish Rail Administration (Swedish: Banverket) was a Swedish State administrative authority which acted as owner on behalf of the State and maintained virtually all main railway lines in Sweden; except for short sidings for freight, heritage railways, the Stockholm Metro, local railways in the Stockholm area (Roslagsbanan & Saltsjöbanan), and the tramways in Gothenburg, Norrköping and Stockholm. Its headquarters was located in Borlänge.
The Swedish Rail Administration was formed in 1988, when Swedish State Railways was split in two parts, leaving Statens Järnvägar as mainly a train operator ( both passenger and freight) and as a real estate owner, only to be split again in 2001.
The Swedish Railway Inspectorate (Swedish: Järnvägsinspektionen) was a part of the Swedish Rail Administration until 2004, when the Swedish Rail Agency (Swedish: Järnvägsstyrelsen) was formed, taking over its responsibilities. That agency was in turn incorporated into the newly formed Swedish Transport Agency (Swedish: Transportstyrelsen) in 2009.
In 2010, the Government directed a merger with the Swedish Road Administration (Swedish: Vägverket) to create the new Swedish Transport Administration (Swedish: Trafikverket), and the subsidiary responsible for railway maintenance was spun off in a separate aktiebolag, Infranord.
List of Directors-General
- Jan Brandborn 1988-1995
- Monica Andersson 1995-1997
- Bo Bylund 1997-2005
- Per-Olof Granbom 2006-2008
- Minoo Akhtarzand 2008-2010
- Official website (in English)
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