Iron Ore Line

Iron Ore Line

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Iron Ore Line is a 398-kilometre long railway line between Riksgr nsen and Boden in Norrbotten County, Sweden. The line contains two branches, from Kiruna to Svappavaara and from G llivare to Koskullskulle. The term is often colloquially used to also include the Ofoten Line, from Riksgr nsen to Narvik in Norway, and the northernmost part of the Main Line Through Upper Norrland from Boden to Lule . The railway from Narvik to Lule is 473 kilometres long. The line is dominated by the 8,600-tonne ore freight trains operated by LKAB's subsidiary Malmtrafik from their mines to the Port of Narvik and the Port of Lule . In addition, SJ operates passenger trains and CargoNet operates container freight trains. The Iron Ore Line is single track, electrified at 15 kV 16 Hz AC and has a permitted axle load of 30 tonnes. The Swedish part of the line is the northernmost railway in Sweden and in the whole of the European Union. The first section of the line, from G llivare to Lule, opened in 1888. By 1899, the line was extended to Kiruna, and from 1903, all the way to Narvik. Electrification took place between 1915 and 1923.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135927264
  • 9786135927269