Link: https://www.trafikverket.se/om-oss/...R8QWbJQ9T4W5BjKD0jhYT8YgRkT-uBJcs8HpFy4G__mIY The Swedish Transport Agency, Trafikverket, has today published a preliminary report of its research into new night train connections between Sweden and continental Europe. The initial outcome is that Trafikverket proposes the tendering of a new night train from Malmö to Köln, with a possible start date as early as 2022. The long lead time is due to the incompatibility of existing Swedish rolling stock with other countries' systems. A final report, which will decide the procurement process, is due by 30 April 2020. In October 2019 ÖBB published a 'market investigation' in the EU Journal which invited proposals from rolling stock lessors for two options, one of which was for four sleeping and four couchette cars to be hired between 2020 and 2023 which can operate in Germany, Denmark and Sweden with maintenance to be carried out in the Hamburg area. That suggested ÖBB was exploring the possibility of initiating a Nightjet service themselves.