Topic : Sweden

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Ad campaign uses 30,000 toy cars to get drivers to take the bus

Management & Operations| September 30, 2019

If 30K car drivers would travel by bus, it would erase more than 60 football fields of cars from the region.

How Transportation Works in Stockholm and Copenhagen: Part II

Rail| July 24, 2019

Expanding on Part I, the author takes a further look at public transport, including rail and micromobility options in the region.

Management & Operations| July 17, 2019

How transportation works in Stockholm and Copenhagen: Part I

The UITP Global Congress was held in the Swedish capital between June 9 and 12 and gave the author a chance to explore the region.

Rail| June 14, 2017

Alstom lands contract to refurbish Swedish trains

Exterior maintenance will involve rust repair and painting, while interior work includes mounting new walls, ceiling, floor, and chairs, as well as stripping each vehicle.

Bus| April 4, 2017

[Video] The Future of Mobility (It's Not What You Think)

To encourage more car commuters to take the bus, Swedish public transport company, Västtrafik decided to copy the way the car industry advertises by developing a video campaign that uses the same techniques for car model launches like quick visual cuts and dramatic music. But in the end, a regular bus is revealed.

Rail| October 11, 2016

Bombardier, consortium partner win Swedish tram contract

The contract is valued at approximately $156 million, with Bombardier's share amounting to approximately $109 million.

Rail| August 31, 2016

Sweden's high-speed trains are the least punctual in Europe

On Sweden's most important high-speed railway lines, Stockholm-Gothenburg and Stockholm-Malmö, as many as 33% of trains have been late during the period 2008-2015.

Rail| July 6, 2016

Hyperloop trip would link Helsinki to Stockholm in under 30 minutes

A study of a full-scale system connecting the two capitals would save three hours compared to flying or an overnight ferry. The value of time saved by the network is estimated to be $355 million per year.

Rail| March 6, 2014

Blowing in the Wind - Apotek Hjärtat

Swedish pharmacy chain Apotek developed this ingenious subway ad that interacts when the train enters the station.

Rail| April 19, 2012

Bombardier unveils first Euro rail traffic system

Regional system reduces operational costs and accommodates increased traffic capacity and automated train control around the clock, according to the company.
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