Railway in Sweden and Japan

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May 2013 saw the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in the railway area between the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications in Sweden and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) in Japan.

The main purpose of the cooperation is to increase the mutual understanding of policies, laws, and other regulations and of organization and planning in the railway sector in Sweden and Japan and to exchange experience and technology in areas of common interest. This comparative case study seeks to increase the mutual understanding of the organization of the railway sector in Sweden and Japan.

The study compares the current organization of railways in Sweden and Japan. The scope includes infrastructure and traffic organization, freight and passenger traffic solutions, and railway sector authorities.

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