SJ’s long and middle-distance train punctuality fell from 90 per cent in 2017 to 88 per cent in 2018. The train operator says it was responsible for 10 per cent of delays in 2018, the remainder can be blamed on Sweden’s infrastructure. The heatwave and fires of last summer also caused delays.
CEO Crister Fritzson is now calling for an improvement in the Swedish Transport Administration’s maintenance scheduling ahead of the forthcoming upgrade of the rail infrastructure.
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