In January 2023 at the latest, the new signalling system, ERTMS, on the South of the main railway line between Stockholm and Malmö, sweden. Then all the trains will run, in which a new technology is on-board to manage both the old signalling system, ATC and the new ETRMS.
SJ has an agreement with Hitachi to install the necessary equipment at all the X2000 and X40 trains (double-decker). The contract of the work that has been appealed to the administrative court of the Hitachi's rival Alstom.
If the court decides that the contract will have to be done about it, SJ is not to be able to get their trains ready for the new signal system until January 2023.
" It means that we will no longer be able to run trains between Stockholm and Malmö, sweden, which will be a huge loss for us. Stockholm, sweden–Malmö, sweden, is one of the most important lines. Over 60,000 travelers are able to experience each and every week, " says SJ's chief legal officer, Robert Westerdahl.
" in terms of the Economy, it would have a huge impact. All of our guests would have to travel by car or fly in place. It looks not very well with the stated climate change goals.
the Dmv said ' no ' to the shoot on the calendar for the ERTMS, as it is based on the decisions of the government.
Slide 1 of 2 , SJ, every week, over 60,000 passengers travelling on the Southern main line between Stockholm and Malmö, sweden. This is a X2000 train at Malmö central station. Photo by Mats Ek, performed by the Slide 2 of 2 , A train stop between the cities of Stockholm and Malmö, sweden would have significant socio-economic impacts, " says SJ's chief legal officer, Robert Westerdahl. Photo credit: Michael Steinberg, Slide show
the reasons for the current situation is a complex one, with several parallel legal proceedings.
the first is the competition authority and the Swedish state railways have been divided on whether or not SJ is a state-owned company, to make all of its contracts in accordance with the act on procurement within the utilities sectors (water, air dry.
SJ has argued that it is a commercial railway company in such a competitive market, is not within the scope of the air. It did not, therefore, need to advertise its procurement in the EUROPEAN union's electronic database.
the competition authority was of the opposite opinion and took it to 2013 to the question to the court of law. The court went on, in January 2014, at the beginning of the line. The Swedish competition authority appealed to the court of appeal. Although the court of appeal went on for 2015 at the beginning of the line.
in the Spring of 2018, we initiated a procurement process for new systems for our vehicles, in order to get the equipment to the ERTMS in place until 2023. As the court of appeal has ruled that we are not caught by the air, announced no contract in the database, but we are invited into the suppliers to submit a bid, say, SJ, Robert Westerdahl.
After that the Swedish competition authority was granted leave to appeal decided by the Supreme court in the summer of 2018 to get to a so-called preliminary ruling to the EUROPEAN court of justice on the issue of whether or not SJ's activities fall within the scope of the air or not.
All of SJ's trains will run on the South of the main line, as of January, 2023, must be equipped with the new signalling system ERTMS. Photo: Stefan Nilsson
In February of 2019, the EU court of justice's ruling: on the Contrary, the English courts found, the EUROPEAN court of justice ruled that the SJ have to do with their contracts, according to a.
"We thought that it was not possible to have a new system in place for signaling system to 2023, if we have to restart the procurement process, from the very beginning," says Robert Westerdahl.
a reference to the ”urgency” opted for the SJ, therefore, that the award of the contract without notice. In the summer of 2019 was signed to a contract with Hitachi to equip the trains and the new signalling system.
" the Procurement process was done in a competition between several companies, where we have selected the most economically advantageous tender. The only thing that we did was to advertise the contract in the UNION's computer database, according to the air, " says Robert Westerdahl.
It was the company Alstom, which are involved in the procurement process, to review of the decision to the administrative court. Alstom says that the SJ's are not followed, the air, and that the contract will, therefore, need to be re-done.
"Förvaltningsrättens examination is essential if it is to go to some of the SJ train between the cities of Stockholm and Malmö, sweden, in January 2023 at the latest," says Robert Westerdahl.<