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The Swedish Rail Administration
was a government agency
A government or state agency is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency. There is a notable variety of agency types...
that owned and maintained virtually all railway lines
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on...
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....
except many short sidings for freight only. It was formed in 1988 when Statens Järnvägar
The Swedish State Railways or SJ, originally the Royal Railway Board , is a former government agency responsible for operating the state railways in Sweden....
was split, leaving Statens Järnvägar as mainly a train operator and real estate owner, only to be split again in 2001. Its headquarters were located in Borlänge
Borlänge is a locality and the seat of Borlänge Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 49200 inhabitants in 2011.- History :Originally Borlänge was the name of a tiny village, and the first historical information about it is from 1390. The village was insignificant up until about 1870...
The Swedish Railway Inspectorate (Järnvägsinspektionen
) was a part of Banverket until 2004, when the Swedish Rail Agency (Järnvägsstyrelsen
) was formed, taking over its responsibilities. The Swedish Rail Agency was incorporated into the newly formed Swedish Transport Agency
) in 2009.
The agency was merged with the Swedish Road Administration
The Swedish Road Administration was a government agency in Sweden. Its primary responsibility was to organise building and maintenance of the road network in Sweden.Its headquarters were located in Borlänge.-History:...
) on 1 April 2010 to create the new Swedish Transport Administration
- Jan Brandborn 1988-1995
- Monica Andersson 1995-1997
- Bo Bylund 1997-2005
- Per-Olof Granbom 2006-2008
- Minoo Akhtarzand
Minoo Akhtarzand is the current governor of Jönköping County, Sweden.- Biography :Minoo Akhtarzand was born and raised in Tehran. Her father was a high rank officer in the Shah's army. At the age of 17 she moved to Stockholm to study at the Royal Institute of Technology...