Travelling by public transport in the Stockholm-Mälardalen region should be attractive and easy. It is important for residents commuting to work and for study, for businesses, for universities and the hospitality industry. Modern regional trains with many departures and on-board conveniences for working or resting, which can be combined with other public transport, link the region together.
That's why Mälardalstrafik exists. We are responsible for Mälartåg and its five publicly funded regional train lines and the Movingo period ticket. We are also developing public transport together with our owner regions to create a continued viable and growing region.
Why does Stockholm-Mälardalen need good regional train services?
Mälardalstrafik is part of a larger initiative to improve commuting and other travel opportunities. The Stockholm-Mälaren region is experiencing strong growth, particularly in the larger cities, where more and more people are seeing the opportunity to commute for work and study. At the same time, increased car use leads to problems of congestion and emissions. For longer distances, travel time often makes trains the only option. Regional rail services are therefore the backbone of the regional transport system and have become increasingly necessary both for those who travel and for the surrounding community.
How do we work?
Mälardalstrafik uses either contracted subcontractors or resources provided by our owners. Mälartåg services are operated by MTR. In addition to our own channels, the Movingo period ticket is also sold via SJ. We rent our trains, the majority of which are new double-deckers, from AB Transitio and our new workshop depot has been built by the Eskilstuna municipality. The Sörmland region is responsible for providing customer service for Mälartåg and Movingo.
How are we financed?
Today, Mälardalstrafik is owned and financed by the Stockholm region, Sörmland region, Uppsala region, Västmanland region, Örebro län region and the Östergötland region. Mälardalstrafik's mission is regulated in a cooperation agreement between the company and its owners, which in turn is based on a decision on public service obligations. Politically elected representatives of the six owners sit on the company's board. The chairman is Kristoffer Tamsons (M), member of the Stockholm Regional Transport Council.