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Furu
post 25.Mar.2008, 01:53 PM
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Is their anyone from around Umea.

On google maps their is a train track from Holmsund to Umea.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&...185051&z=13

Any one knows where to find the web site for it to get more information.

Thanks
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The Moozeylicious One
post 25.Mar.2008, 01:55 PM
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Jimmy is your man...he'll be online later.
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Furu
post 25.Mar.2008, 02:11 PM
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thanks, searching for an apartment.

Only one available in Holmsund.

It appears one need to search an apartment in Sweden 3 months or more in advance before arrival.

Can one buy and insure a car in the same day, if their is no transportation available between these two places

Thanks
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roch
post 25.Mar.2008, 02:27 PM
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Have searched with Mr swedish and there is nothing... he says that they are currently BUILDING a track...
but you can call connex or sj to confirm.
https://www.bokatag.se
http://www.connex.se
He said that the track wont be finished for some time yet.

hope that helps some?
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roch
post 25.Mar.2008, 02:28 PM
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forgot to say there seems to be heaps of buses... biggrin.gif
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High Priestess Kang - Slu...
post 25.Mar.2008, 02:35 PM
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All people from Umeå are scurrilous cads and minxes.
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Furu
post 25.Mar.2008, 02:43 PM
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is it easy to pay in full and buy a car.

saw a hyundai for 79,900 Crowns as I checked Wikipedia and travelling between holmsund and umea can be about 60 - 70 SEK return if their is any transport at all.

thanks
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Kaylo
post 25.Mar.2008, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (High Priestess Kang @ Wampeter)
All people from Umeå are scurrilous cads and minxes.

biggrin.gif
Me? Minx? Why thankyou darling...

Anyway, Roch is right, there are fairly frequent buses between Holmsund and Umeå but no passenger train. Lots of people live in Holmsund and work here in Umeå as the rents or prices to buy villas are cheaper out there.
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roch
post 25.Mar.2008, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE (High Priestess Kang @ Wampeter)
All people from Umeå are scurrilous cads and minxes.


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I love being a minx! tack!





:shock: goes back to working and being boring at computer...
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Kaylo
post 25.Mar.2008, 03:23 PM
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On the topic of trains in Umeå.
There is one passenger train per day to and from Stockholm, running overnight. The "high speed" rail link which will link coastal towns north of Sundsvall with Stockholm etc, will apparently take 6 hours between here and Sthlm and run more frequently. This has been "under construction" since well before I first came here in 2004 and shows no signs of actually being complete and operational in the immediate future as far as I can tell.
There is an airport with relatively frequent flights to and from Stockholm - but that's about it (except for Östersund), if you want to travel any where else its always via Stockholm.


Kaylo - still flattered to be called a minx
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Ems
post 25.Mar.2008, 04:43 PM
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I'm from the area in question and I can tell you that yes, there is indeed a train track between Umeå and Holmsund. However, it is only cargo trains that run there apart from one day a year (tågets dag) when you can take the train from Holmsund to Strömpilen for a small fee or perhaps it free, can't remember exactly.

There are tons of people commuting from Holmsund to Umeå daily and plenty of buses to choose from in the daytime (evenings are a bit worse).

http://www.tabussen.nu/fprw/tidtabeller/1486.pdf


Botniabanan is allegedly going to be up and running in 2010.. we'll se about that.
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Kaylo
post 25.Mar.2008, 05:07 PM
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QUOTE (Ems)
Botniabanan is allegedly going to be up and running in 2010.. we'll se about that.


"Allegedly". When I first started thinking about moving here, I got some info (dated 2001) that the train would be operational 2005. When I first came to visit (2004) I heard 2006. When I eventually moved here (2006) I heard 2008. Now they say 2010.
I'll believe it when I see it...
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Fishtank
post 25.Mar.2008, 06:01 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
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QUOTE (Kaylo)
"Allegedly". When I first started thinking about moving here, I got some info (dated 2001) that the train would be operational 2005. When I first came to visit (2004) I heard 2006. When I eventually moved here (2006) I heard 2008. Now they say 2010.
I'll believe it when I see it...


Perhaps, they are waiting for your retirement announcement Kaylo... :oops: :oops:
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*Arca*
post 25.Mar.2008, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (Kaylo)
"Allegedly". When I first started thinking about moving here, I got some info (dated 2001) that the train would be operational 2005. When I first came to visit (2004) I heard 2006. When I eventually moved here (2006) I heard 2008. Now they say 2010.
I'll believe it when I see it...

It's the birds' fault.
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jim747
post 25.Mar.2008, 08:45 PM
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Location: Umeå
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Can I be a Minx too? Iv'e got a Kilt! laugh.gif
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