Mälaren Line

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Mälarbanan
Mälarbanan Stäketbron 2009.jpg
Stäketbron
Overview
Locale Sweden
Termini Stockholm
Hovsta/Frövi (Örebro)
Operation
Owner Swedish Transport Administration
Technical
Line length 187 km (116.20 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed 200 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.

References[edit]

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

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