SJ X2

SJ X2


X2

X2 train used by SJ AB of Sweden
Manufacturer Asea Brown Boveri
Adtranz
Built at Västerås (ABB, electrical part), Kalmar (mechanical part)
Family name X2000 (only one trainset exported)
Constructed 1989 - 1998
Entered service 1989
Number built 43 (44 with Xinshisu)
Formation 1 locomotive & 5 or 6 coaches
Fleet numbers 2001 - 2043
Capacity Seated passengers:
76 (business class saloon)
51 (first class saloon)
Operator SJ
Specifications
Car body construction Corrugated stainless steel
Car length Locomotive: 17,750 mm (58 ft 2.8 in)
Coach, over couplers: 24,950 mm (81 ft 10.3 in)
Coach body: 24,400 mm (80 ft 0.6 in)
Width 3,050 mm (10 ft 0 in)
Height 3,814 mm (12 ft 6.16 in)
Floor height Coach: 1,264 mm (49.76 in)
Wheel diameter Locomotive: 1,100 mm (43.31 in)
Coach: 880 mm (34.65 in)
Wheelbase Bogie 2,900 mm (114.17 in)
bogie centres of locomotive 8,975 mm (353.3 in)
bogie centers of coaches 17,700 mm (58 ft 0.9 in)
Maximum speed 200 km/h (120 mph) (in service)
Weight Complete trainset: 7,300 t (7,200 long tons; 8,000 short tons)
Coach, tare: 47 t (46 long tons; 52 short tons)
Axle load 17.5 t (17.2 long tons; 19.3 short tons)
Power output 3,260 kW (4,370 hp)
Tractive effort Locomotive: 160 kN (36,000 lbf) Max.
107 kN (24,000 lbf) Cont. @108 km/h (67 mph)
110 kN (25,000 lbf) Braking from 130 km/h (81 mph) to 0 km/h (0 mph)
Train heating Yes
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16⅔ Hz AC Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Braking system(s) Loco: Brake shoe on rim and regenerative brake
Coach: Disc brake and magnetic brake
Coupling system Automatic (which type?)
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)


X2 is the Swedish high speed train system operated by the operator SJ (Swedish Railways) under the X 2000 brand name. It has a top commercial speed of 200 km/h (120 mph), but has reached 276 km/h (171 mph) in a test. The reason the X2 was chosen was that Sweden (like most other countries) has very curved railways, and not enough traffic to justify building special high-speed railway lines (at least before 1990). As a result, a Swedish tilting train had to be developed. A tilting train provided the advantages of high speed and comfort for the passengers, as tilting trains can run through sharp (short radius or tight} curves up to 15% faster than non-tilting trains. The X2 was designed and built by Asea (later ABB Asea Brown Boveri, Adtranz ABB Daimler Benz Transportation and now Bombardier Transportation). The drive unit for the X2 is designated as a multiple unit although since the drive unit does not carry any passengers it should be considered as a locomotive.

SJ ordered 20 trainsets in August 1986 and planned to order further 30 trainsets. However, this figure was later reduced to only 43 trainsets.

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