Mälaren Line

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Mälarbanan
Mälarbanan Stäketbron 2009.jpg
Stäketbron
Overview
LocaleSweden
TerminiStockholm
Hovsta/Frövi (Örebro)
Operation
OwnerSwedish Transport Administration
Technical
Line length187 km (116.20 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed200 km/h (120 mph)

The Mälaren Line (Swedish: Mälarbanan) is a railway line from Stockholm via Västerås to Örebro in Sweden. The section from Stockholm to Kolbäck and from Valskog to Arboga has double track. The line was upgraded to high-speed in 2005. The line is mostly used by passenger trains, although it is also served by some freight trains.[1] It takes its name from lake Mälaren, along the northern edge of which the railway runs. To the west, the line connects with the Freight Line Through Bergslagen. This route should not be confused with the Mälar Commuter Line.[dubious ]

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  1. ^ "Mälarbanan". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 September 2010.

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