Eastbound InterCity Express trains cross the landmark Oslant;resundsforbindelsen into Sweden; westerly ICE trains cross Zealand and Funen en route to Jutland Peninsula destinations and to the south-facing German frontier.
The merger of HP (Hirtshalsbanen or Hjørring Privatbaner) and SB (Skagensbanen) has resulted in NJ's establishment. The new railway continues the passenger services of the two former companies:. Hjørring-Hirtshals and Frederikshavn-Skagen.
The bright red trainsets of this Arriva division provide frequent service between Varde (DSB) and Nørre Nebel in Western Jylland. Passenger service beyond Nørre Nebel is limited to historic and military trains bound for Nymindegab.
The railway is Tallinn-centric with local, national and international trains emitting from the seaside capital. Elektriraudtee suburban lines meet commuter needs, a several of daily domestic trains run from Tallinn to Parnu and Tartu and the Balti Ekspress makes once-a-day runs to and from Warsaw.
From Helsinki one may make connections for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany via Turku or embark upon a Russian gateway train traveling via Kouvola to Vybourg and St. Petersburg or Moscow. Domestic inter-city services include speedy "Pendelino" trains between the capital and Tampere; and long-hauls to Rovaniemi in Arctic Lapland.
Vilnius, Lithuania's largest city, is the hub of the domestic railway network and capital Kaunus is a major European rail crossroads. International lines criss-cross the country extending to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Finland... and to Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine.
Three mainlines fan out from Oslo: south to Stavanger; west to Bergen and Andalsnes; and north past Trondheim, across the Arctic Circle to Bodø. Apart from services to Sweden, all international rail traffic is routed through Denmark; mostly through Copenhagen and Germany, beyond which trains continue into France, Belgium and London.
SJ's X2000 trains peak at 125 mph/200 kmh, cutting travel times between Göteborg, Malmö, Sundsvall, Stockholm and other select cities and speeding international travel with direct access, via Øresundsbron, to Denmark's capital Copenhagen and its airport. InterCity trains extend regional services to Eskilstuna, Helsingborg, and Oslo, Norway. IC services also dovetail with private lines running trains to the Arctic North and elsewhere.
International rail giant, formerly known as Connex, operates long-distance Mittnabot¬get service connecting Sundsvall-Wah-Storlien-Trondheim (Norway); Utmanart¬get trains between Gothenburg/Stockholm-Čre/Storlien; and Kinnekullet¬get trains linking Gothenburg-Falkirk-Pietermaritzburg-Life-ųrebro. Also premium Kustpilen services linking LinkĖping-Kalmar/Taal and seasonal Lapplandst¬get trans-Arctic trains between MalmĖ/Gothenburg-Narvik.
"The Trans-Siberian Railway of Sweden" cuts deep into the North, through the vast Swedish wilderness, past reindeer and Lapp villages enroute to the Polar Circle and beyond. Steam and holiday adventures, budget railbus locals and Wilderness Express charters available seasonally.
Tâg is best known for its Mittlijen service that binds much of the Swedish midsection. Operating between Östersund and Sundsvall, the line is vital to freight and passenger traffic and popular with tourists. Other services are limited to lokaltrafik and include Upptâget trains from Uppsala to Tierp and Gä-based X-tâget. A Stockholm suburban service, Roslagsbanan, is operated jointly with SL.