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Gredelj train to be tested in Sweden Gredelj train to be tested in Sweden

Croatia hoping to export trains to the most advanced country in Europe

Written by  Mar 24, 2017

A diesel engine train that was manufactured by the Gredelj company in Croatia a few years ago will be soon be presented in Sweden as the first such product from Croatia in this Scandinavian country.

The Croatian company Tvornica željezničkih vozila Gredelj (Rolling Stock Factory Gredelj) is one of the leading companies in the region in the field of designing and manufacturing new types of railway vehicles.

A few years ago, the company manufactured a diesel engine train for the needs of the Croatian Railways Passenger Transport. The train is leaving Croatia on the 24th of March heading to Sweden for a promotional ride on a limited route and for a series of promotional activities in cooperation with the Inlandsbanan private company from Östersund. This will be the first time that a railway vehicle from Croatia rides Swedish railways.

The first contacts and talks with representatives of the Inlandsbanan company began in September 2016 during the InnoTrans fair in Berlin, after which the representatives visited the Gredelj company's facilities in Croatia. A detailed insight into the technical capacity and a special organized ride by Gredelj's train resulted in concrete interest of the Swedish company; it was concluded that the train, with its technical and other characteristics, would fully meet the needs of the Swedish partner.

Furthermore, the promotional activities in Sweden will last a few days; they will include a promotional train ride on a limited route for a small number of invited guests as well as a presentation of the train at stations on the Inlandsbanan's route, with the possibility of sightseeing the vehicle.

The promotional ride itself will be an excellent opportunity for the Gredelj company to present the train to the representatives of Inlandsbanan as well as to other private operators in Sweden who need to purchase a vehicle of this type. An interest from companies in the neighbouring countries of Denmark and Norway is not excluded.

These activities on the demanding Swedish market are yet another confirmation of Gredelj's quality and capacity to implement the most complex projects.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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