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What's the skinny on the overnight train from Stockholm?

I'm looking to take the night train (NT 94, I think, since that's the one that has no changes) from Stockholm to Abisko on November 9/10. I'm hoping someone can help me with current factual information about a few things. I'm aware that I cannot book this soon.

1) When does the schedule open up? Internet says 90 days, but when I try dummy bookings (Omio, Vy and SJ), there's not even anything scheduled as soon as 10 days from now - for this particular route at least. And if it is, it's very, very random.
2) The 94 seems particularly sporadic. The specific itinerary I'm looking for leaves Stockhom at 1815ish and arrives at Abisko around 9 the next morning. From what I can discern, only the 94 train has this schedule. There are some that leave later and arrive later, some that leave at the same time but arrive later and have 1 or 2 changes. Is there rhyme or reason to how they schedule that particular train? I can't even see a pattern to to any of the scheduling (sometimes one option a day, sometimes none, sometimes as many as 3!)
3) Is there a means for setting an alert for when availability opens up?

4) I will be looking for a single, private 1 class compartment with the en-suite WC - that seems to cost roughly 3700 - 4000 SEK. Is that a fair ballpark figure for what I can expect to spend in the late fall/early winter season?

I tried to search but the functionality on here is...lacking. Thank you for your time!

Posted by
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That is great information, Laura. Really helpful.

Posted by
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1) They do batch releases, for example all summer trains will be released on Monday they say. Sweden switches ticketing system for trips on June 4th and onwards so everything is later than usual. Last year Vy released November tickets in March (SJ released in early June). Maybe they are released on Monday but it is likely that they wait a bit to see how the new system works out. My advice is to check weekly or something.
4) They usually don't have 1st class to Abisko. You could do first class to Boden and then continue in 2nd class. But the first train is rather early in Boden and it might be hard to get that combo on one ticket too since that train continues to Abisko with 1st class cars decoupled. It's easier with the later train.

Posted by
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2) Train 94 usually runs daily (nightly?) but as mentioned, due to a derailment the schedule is a bit erratic at the moment.

3) Unfortunately not. But for a November trip, check back in August.

Posted by
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Thanks everyone, for your replies! Friendly group here.

Posted by
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Anders or Badger,

Once the tickets are released for this, given that 1st class is only available until Boden - do I book two separate tickets? Or should I be able to combing mixed-class onto one ticket? Also - let's say they don't get the derailment repaired - do you know how far I would be able to get before the bus service takes over? Surely there's a means for getting to Kiruna and Abisko presently. Where does the train service stop?

Thanks again.

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Do not buy separate ticket, that means that your connection is not protected and you are on your own in case the first train is delayed.

Also, don't worry. I can't imagine the damages won't be repaired until November, but in any case the trains are running to Abisko more or less as normal. It's only if you want to travel beyond Björkliden that a bus is needed.

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It's a small risk to buy separate tickets, you could for example get rebooked Stockholm-Boden on another train for one reason or another. You could contact Vy and see if they have a solution.