The government wants to transfer more freight from Sweden’s roads to the railways and is to launch a review of state-owned rail freight operator Green Cargo’s short- and long-term strategies to this end. Although Green Cargo has struggled financially for some time, the government considers the operator to be a financial asset and is mulling the possibility of merging Green Cargo with SJ, the state-owned operator of passenger trains.
We are not drawing any conclusions right now, but if it turns out that Green Cargo would do better in cooperation with SJ, we will consider that option,” Enterprise Minister Mikael Damberg says.
The government is also instructing SJ to “contribute” to the provision of nationwide access to train services.
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