Stockholms Spårvägar was renamed to Storstockholms Lokaltrafik in January 1967 when the metro, local train, and bus operations in Stockholm County were merged into a single organisation under the supervision of Stockholm County Council. The different transit systems within the County had until then been run by different organisations, Statens Järnvägar (State Railways) ...
... private companies and companies owned by the local municipalities.
In 1993 SL began to use independent contractors for the operation and maintenance of the different transport systems. For bus traffic the operators own the buses, but for rail bound traffic the SL own the trains, and the contractors operate them.
There is one more organisation owned by the county and responsible for local public transport. This is Waxholmsbolaget, responsible for boat traffic.
Arlanda Express is owned and operated by A-Train AB, which also planned and constructed the new Arlanda rail link. When the link was completed in 1999, the railway facilities were transferred to the Swedish government. In return, we at A-Train AB lease back the link based on an exclusive concession, which gives us the right to operate trains on the link until 2040. Operations are conducted entirely on a commercial basis.
Pendeltåg trains also run via the Airport as part of their normal stopping service, but using the loop line built and served by Arlanda.
BUT. There is a 120K supplement to join or leave a train at Arlanda.
So, at the 30K fare, your return by Pendeltåg would be 300K. A Krona is about 10p!
Whilst the operators of services is a complex mix, the price structure covers everything provided by SL but not Arlanda Express or the national rail system.
Whatever Happened to Brightbus Buses?
Brightbus was a significant operator of school buses in South Yorkshire. Citing health problems, the owner announced closure at the end of this year's summer term. Other operators have taken on the services with varying degrees of success.
But what of the vehicles?
SA52 DWC began its life with First Glasgow.
An Offer fbb Cannot Refuse
This arrived in the fbb in box a few days ago.
Tomorrow : bus timetables at a railway station - shock horror!