Freight Traffic Resumes on the Iron Ore Line

For almost two months, there has been a standstill in traffic on the Iron Ore Line between Luleå in Sweden and Narvik in Norway after a train derailment in December.

The reopening of the train line has been postponed several times due to extensive repair work, bad weather, and a lot of snow.

Now, the Swedish Transport Administration has announced that the train section will be opened for freight traffic tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20th, at 07:00.

The Swedish Transport Administration's decision on starting traffic only applies to freight traffic. There will be no passenger traffic on the railway line until the track has been finally adjusted. The Swedish Transport Administration writes that they are making the decision to reduce the risk of personal injury and to take into account that the railway line passes through a difficult-to-access environment should an evacuation need arise.

ALSO READ: Yet Another Postponement of Traffic on the Iron Ore Line in Northern Sweden