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X2000 is the high speed train system operated by SJ. It is one of the premier high-speed trains of Europe. The X2000 has an average speed of 200-210 km/h, and its highest speed recorded was 275 km/h. Despite reaching these speeds, it is limited to 200 km/h on commercial runs due to of Swedish railway regulations. The reason why the X2000 was chosen is due to the fact that the country has very curved railways. Clearly, a tilting train like the X2000 had to be developed. A tilting train provided the advantages of high speed and comfort for the passengers, as tilting trains are made for curved railways.
Unlike the TGV, Thalys and other European high-speed trains, the X2000, due to its tilting mechanism, does not run on specialised high-speed lines - it runs on existing lines. This has both beneficial and negative consequences. Firstly, the trains cannot run to as high a speed as the TGV, for example, due to the lines. However, the X2000 can also run alongside 'standard' trains, allowing for greater use of the railway. Also, high-speed lines cost a lot more for building. Despite its relatively low speeds for a high-speed network, the X2000 has been very successful due to the fact that it connects many Swedish cities and is frequent and common, similar to the TGV, which spans a large number of major cities in France.
The X2000 is a premium facility train. There are audio sockets for radio and music channels, as well as headphones. In some seats, there are also modem sockets for Internet access. There is a bistro on board that serves snack bar-style dishes. In Business Class (1st class), there is personal service and a complimentary meal, similar to aeroplane service.