Final touches to train depot – staff are being recruited
– Getting access to the depot six months before it is fully operational gives us a good opportunity to make any final adjustments that are necessary, says Anders Gustafsson, SJ Öresund’s managing director.
”At the moment we’re recruiting people”Marcus Jansson, responsible for rolling stock at Mantena.
After 13th December most of the maintenance work for the Öresund trains will be carried out at the new Hässleholm depot. This will cut the time needed for servicing and make delivery of carriages that are clean and in good working order more reliable. This in turn will lead to more punctual traffic and less crowding at peak times.
In the depot people are working all out on the final preparations.
– At the moment we’re recruiting people to work as switchmen, train technicians, production leaders, production technicians, productions- and systems-engineers, maintenance planners, buyers and storeroom managers. Recruitmment is progressing well, and we have found a lot of competent people locally, says Marcus Jansson, responsible for rolling stock at Mantena.
Inside the hall there is room for ten Öresund trains at a time to undergo maintenance and repairs. Outside, 36 trains can rest for the night and be cleaned.
Owner: Region Skåne
Cost: Has taken three years to complete, at a cost of approximately 1,5 billion crowns.
Area: 26,500 square metres, the biggest of its kind in Sweden.
SJ: Had 4,600 employees in 2019, and a turnover of around 8,6 billion crowns. Is owned by the Swedish state, and is charged with running profit-making passenger rail traffic.