SJ AB


SJ AB

Infobox_Company
company_name = SJ AB
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company_type = Government enterprise
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foundation = 2000 (1856)
location = Sweden
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products = Rail transport
revenue = | homepage = [http://www.sj.se/ www.sj.se]

SJ AB is a Swedish government-owned passenger train operator. SJ was created in 2000, out of the public transport division of "Statens Järnvägar" ('The State's Railways', also commonly known as SJ), when the former government agency was divided into six separate government-owned limited companies.

SJ's operations fall broadly into subsidised and unsubsidised services. The unsubsidised services are a monopoly and consist mainly of the X 2000 high-speed train network. The subsidised trains are awarded through competitive bids. However, some trains fall in between these categories, since public transit agencies can pay SJ to allow transit pass holders access to SJ's trains.

SJ received a government bailout a few years after its creation, but has since had profit margins of up to ten per cent. All train operators in Sweden pay low track access charges to the track authority, Banverket.

In co-operation with Tradera (Swedish eBay), SJ auctions surplus tickets on-line.

See also

*Statens Järnvägar
*Nils Ericson, railway pioneer
*Transportation in Sweden
*Rail transport in Sweden
*List of railway companies
*Green Cargo
*Tågkompaniet
*Connex
*Banverket

External links

* [http://www.sj.se/sj/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=10&l=en SJ] - Official site
* [http://www.banverket.se/ Banverket] - Official site (Swedish Railway Infrastructure Agency)


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