Snälltåget... This is who we are
Our mission is that drivs us at Snälltåget is to give our customers a better journey at a better price. We have two trains which we operate between Malmö and Stockholm. In the winter our service stretches to Sweden's winter paradise, Åre, and in the spring and summer to trendy Berlin. Yes, Snälltåget is smaller than most of the rail service companies in Sweden. This is the reason why we can give you the best personable travel experience. As our customer, we want you to feel seen and heard. We want you to feel welcome. We want to give you the best service possible. We also have a real restaurant. With hot meals, cold drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere we can call our restaurant "Krogen" or "The Pub", when translated from Swedish.
Year 2006. Deregulation of SJ, Sweden’s sole train operator at the time, begins. During this time in the city of Luleå, a couchette (sleeper) is damaged while being shunted. An offer comes into us to buy this coach, as well as the other 9 coaches of the same model. Hence, a new train was born.
On January 31, 2007 we launched our first train in connection with the Alpine World Championships being held in Åre. Our route that day was Gothenburg, Stockholm, Åre, Storlien. Our name that day was "Utmanartåget" (the Challenger], as we were the first night train to challenge SJ.
2008. Operation of our night train to Åre was in full bloom and in the summer we operated what was to be Northern Europe's longest night train line Malmö-Stockholm-Narvik.
2009. Parliament passed legislation which gave us the possibility to operate passenger trains in competition with SJ, but only on the weekends. On July 3rd to the exact minute when the legislation allowed it, we rolled our first train from Stockholm Central to Malmö Central. What an awesome feeling!
2010. Total deregulation of SJ's monopoly. The downfall of this monopoly enabled us to establish a bigger and stronger timetable that could reach out to more customers and give a more affordable travel between Malmö and Stockholm. Since our debut in 2010, the average price for a train ticket between Malmö and Stockholm has gone down by 50 sek, a benefit to all customers that travel between Malmö and Stockholm.
2012. The birth of our spring and summer night trains from Malmö to one of Europe's most exciting cities, Berlin.
In November 2013, we changed our name from Veolia Transport to Snälltåget. We are still owned by the same company (Transdev SA), but with our new brand mark, our mission is to create a clear picture of what we stand for. We could translate Snälltåget for you, but you can discover that definition on your journey with us.
2014 we began operating night trains to Vemdalen in cooperation with Destination Vemdalen.
2016 we had our first departures to Vasaloppet and Tjejvasan.