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The Swedish NAO to audit train delays

Following investments in the rail transport system and repeated promises of improved services, train operators have still not managed to improve train services, according to this article in Dagens Nyheter.

Therefore, the Swedish National Audit Office (NAO) is now going to investigate the reasons behind delays in train traffic. The Swedish National Audit Office produces audits of how taxpayers’ money is used, in this case the parts of the rail transport industry.

One wonders if the Swedish NAO will also touch upon the problems that have followed in the footsteps of the unbundling of the Swedish State Railways in 2000, with limited competitiveness among train maintenance suppliers and the general state of train infrastructure in Sweden.

The findings of the Swedish NAO could make for some interesting reading…

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