Inaguration ceremony in Malungsfors

Inaguration ceremony in Malungsfors

On Tuesday, August 20th, the Västerdalsbanan was re-opened in Malungsfors. Freight traffic ceased to and from the city over 20 years ago and is now resumed. The track has been renovated and trains can now run the route between Malungsfors and Rågsveden. During the inauguration ceremony, besides our CEO Claes Scheibe, who gave a small speech in front of ca 500 listeners, the Minister of Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth (S), Lena Erixon, Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration, Ylva Thörn, County Governor, Olle Larsson, CEO Fiskarheden and Fredrik Munter, CEO . Another success, is that we succeeded in placing our Vectron loco 243 exactly behind the pulpit for everyone to view. At approximately 14:00, after the band cutting, Hector Rail opened the track and departed according to the timetable.
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Hector Rail to run the first DN-train

On Sunday, August 25th, we will run the first DN train from Sthlm C, platform 12. The DN train is a charter train in which the newspaper Dagens Nyheter collaborates with the travel agency World Travel. The train travels through Europe to northern Italy where passengers can enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery of the Dolomites, discover beautiful Venice and see an opera performance in Verona. Two charter trains are planned this year and the next departure is September 1st. The journey takes 7-8 days and begins and ends at Stockholm Central. Hector Rail's mission this year is to pull the train from Sthlm C to Trelleborg C, where the train will be exchanged tothe ferry to Rostock will be exchanged. The train is 440 meters long and the first ride is run…
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) är en ny EU-förordning som ersätter den svenska Personuppgiftslagen (PUL). GDPR träder i kraft den 25 maj 2018 och gäller i hela EU. Mycket är sig likt men kraven på hur vi får behandla era personuppgifter skärps. Vi har vidtagit ett flertal åtgärder för att säkerställa att era personuppgifter även i fortsättningen är skyddade hos oss. Om ni vill ha mer information om hur vi hanterar personuppgifter kontakta oss på HRGDPR@hectorrail.com. _ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU legislation that replaces the Personal Data Act (PUL). GDPR will enter into force on May 25, 2018 and be applicable in all Member States. Much is alike, but the requirements on how we process your personal data are strengthened. We have taken number of…
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Hector Rail Group CEO Steps down

The CEO of Hector Rail Group, Joakim Landholm, has elected to leave his position due to personal reasons. “The decision to leave the Hector Rail Group was a difficult one. I’m proud of what we have accomplished during this year but will step down due to personal reasons” says Joakim Landholm. “I am sad to see Joakim leave, but we have very competent management teams in each business unit to lead our efforts, a very good group management team, a clear strategy for the Group and strong support from our owners to back our plans” says Bo Lerenius, the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bo Lerenius continues “Since Joakim will continue in his position until next year, right now nothing changes – it is business as usual” The search…
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Hector Rail signs a full-service provision contract with mgw Service 

On 12 July, Hector Rail and mgw Service signed a five-year full-service provision contract. The two parties will be collaborating to deliver a comprehensive maintenance strategy for Hector Rail’s growing modern fleet. Maintenance operations are due to start in January 2018. "Weare thrilled to have won this important contract. It demonstrates confidence in our growing and effective company and it reinforces mgw Service as a high-quality maintenance provider in Sweden. Through this successful partnership with Hector Rail, mgw Service will go on developing maintenance services that will continuously improve fleet performance and availability," said Michaël Lautenbach, Managing Director of mgw Service. "I am very pleased that we have been able to expand our relationship with mgw service. By working in partnership, I am convinced that we will further develop Hector…
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170807 Hector Rail signs new contract with LKAB

On the 20th June LKAB and Hector Rail AB signed a new 5-year contract, starting in December 2017. LKAB is the biggest Iron Ore producer in Europe and are based in Kiruna and Malmberget. Hector Rail is an independent freight logistics supplier for the European Rail Transport Market with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Both parties focus on ensuring their customers’ needs are met through quality, stability and reliability of results. The contract is to run traffic from Luleå to Kiruna via Malmberget 7 days a week, Hector Rail will also provide shunting in Luleå and Malmberget. To support both parties’ commitment to sustainability and the environment the new Vectron Locomotive has been selected for the contract. The Vectron maximizes the use of the electric locomotive and negates…
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