Pågatågen

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Pågatågen
Pågatåg utanför Hjärup.jpg
Overview
OwnerSkånetrafiken
LocaleSkåne County, Kronoberg County, Blekinge County, Halland County
Transit typeInterurban regional rail
Number of lines10
Number of stations72
Operation
Began operation9 January 1983
Operator(s)Arriva
Number of vehicles99 X61
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge

Pågatågen is an interurban railway system in Skåne County, Sweden, and is run by Skånetrafiken, the regional public transportation authority. The trains are operated by the contractor Arriva. The network has 72 stations, of which 8 are in the Malmö Urban Area: Malmö C, Triangeln, Hyllie, Svågertorp, Persborg, Rosengård, Östervärn and Burlöv and 4 in the Helsingborg Urban Area: Helsingborg C, Ramlösa, Rydebäck and Ödåkra.

Påg is a dialectal Scanian word for 'boy', and is used to indicate that the trains are local/regional, 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 8 September 2013. The trains are named after famous local people, either real or fictional.

Lines[edit]

The Pågatågen network as of May 2020, with current lines in purple and future lines in light purple. Dashed lines are only operated during rush hours.

As of December 2018, there are ten lines in the Pågatågen system. There are stops in three neighbouring counties: three stops in Blekinge County, two stops in Halland County and one stop in Kronoberg County.[1]

Line Route No. of stops
1 LundMalmöHyllie 7
2 HalmstadFörslövHelsingborgLandskronaLundMalmöHyllie 24
3 HelsingborgTeckomatorpEslövLundMalmöHyllie 14
4a HässleholmHöörEslövLundMalmöHyllie 13
4b KarlshamnKristianstadHässleholmHöörEslövLundMalmöHyllie 20
5 HelsingborgÅstorpHässleholmKristianstad 14
6 LundMalmöSvedalaYstadSimrishamn 17
7 MarkarydHässleholm 4
9 HelsingborgLandskronaLundMalmöTrelleborg 19
11 Malmö CTriangelnHyllieRosengård – Malmö C 8[2]

Local trains from neighbouring Småland also operate within Scania on the route VäxjöÄlmhult–Hässleholm.

Rolling stock[edit]

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.

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

Pågatåg rolling stock under the first concession (1983–1997) were primarily of type X11 (with diesel Y1 railcars used on the then-non-electrified Malmö-Ystad line from 1990–1996), but as demand grew, other available train types had to be added to the roster. Some Bombardier Regina X52 type trainsets were rented from other train owners. The type X31, normally used for the Øresundståg traffic to Denmark, was also used sometimes. Subsequently, Skånetrafiken ordered 99 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, and since 2013 they have taken over all services. Skånetrafiken attempted to sell most of the X11 trains during 2011, since they can no longer be used; they do not fulfill all the safety requirements for the City Tunnel in Malmö and had only a temporary exception from the rules.[citation needed]

Note that the rolling stock for the Øresundståg, outside of the Pågatåg concession, is of Class X31 only, and these trains are owned by Transitio (partially owned by Skånetrafiken), or by the Danish train operator DSB.

Tickets[edit]

For the Pågatågen trains as well as the Øresundståg, paper tickets or passes can be used but tickets bought on a mobile phone using Skånetrafiken's app are also valid. The paper tickets can be bought from machines at the stations. This is in contrast to buses where electronic contactless smartcards are used. The reason for the difference is that half of the Øresundståg rolling stock is owned by Danish DSB which does not want to install Swedish ticket machines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sök och beställ tidtabeller" (in Swedish). Skånetrafiken. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ "103 Malmö - Triangeln - Hyllie - Rosengård - Malmö" (PDF). Resrobot. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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