Banverket, now a part of Trafikverket or the Swedish Transport Administration, is one of the three original founders of Eress from 2007. Trafikverket is the government agency responsible for planning, constructing, and maintaining the transport infrastructure in Sweden. This includes everything from roads, maritime transport and aviation, as well as railway infrastructure.
Regarding the national railway infrastructure, the agency oversees tracks, stations, and signalling systems. Trafikverket does not control the trains directly, instead, the organisation collaborates with several train operating companies for freight and passenger transport, to ensure the efficient and safe operation of railway services.
Furthermore, Trafikverket strive to optimize their energy usage. This is done through several channels, for instance converting from diesel-powered to electrical train vehicles, research and innovation, reporting and monitoring.
Eress representative: Carl-Magnus Kälvestam