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No reservation possible from Stockholm to Narvik NT94

  • 25 February 2023
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Hello
After having purchased my interrail ticket, I am trying to reserve a seat from 

-Hamburg to Stockholm and
-Stockholm to Narvik

Currently it is not possible for the 5-6 of August 2023. I also tried earlier but do not get the option to purchase a place in sleeping car of even a normal seat?

Any hint most welcome!
Yvan

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Best answer by BrendanDB 26 February 2023, 13:42

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Out of nowhere, NT 93 (and indeed NT94) seems to have gone on sale for the date I’m looking at. Seems to terminate at start from Boden with a regional train from Narvik and a 25 minute connection. Have booked accordingly.

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So I’ve managed to book the train this Sunday from Narvik to Stockholm, but I have already made a booking on the connecting train that I need to cancel.

It looks like I can’t cancel it now without an SJ account? But I need a Swedish social securty number to make it?! Is there another way?

 

I would be a bit cautious with this. I was booked for the direct train on Friday and it was cancelled. When I rang them to discuss they told me they were “not sure” whether the saturday and later direct trains would operate. No more details, just not sure…

So I booked the connecting train to avoid any more hassle!

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It looks like I can’t cancel it now without an SJ account? But I need a Swedish social securty number to make it?! Is there another way?

You don't need an SJ account. Go to Journeys > Get journey or period ticket. Then enter your details.

This is the direct URL: https://www.sj.se/en/andra-bokning/sok-bokning

So I’ve managed to book the train this Sunday from Narvik to Stockholm, but I have already made a booking on the connecting train that I need to cancel.

It looks like I can’t cancel it now without an SJ account? But I need a Swedish social securty number to make it?! Is there another way?

Hey, I’m glad that I found this thread & am not the only one wondering how to get to the North this summer. :) Do you happen to know where the construction work will take place? Why does it only affect train 94 (Stockholm - Narvik) and not train 92 (Stockholm - Lulea, via Boden where you can change to a day train to Narvik)?It seems that the route from Stockholm to Boden is the same for both 92 and 94. 

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Liability for consequential damage depends on national legislation but often there is none.

You're not required to take an earlier train. If you take the first available connection after your booked train to complete your journey, then the operator is liable for any necessary rebooking and accommodation.

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In this case, they are offering the train five hours earlier. This will mean to make the train I would have to travel (with bus) to Narvik the day before. So this is where the loss/extra cost comes from. Especially as they only give 3-4 days notice of cancellation. Is there any liability in this case? 

Alternatively, if I take train the next day (claiming unable to make this earlier train) would they be liable for accommodation night before train?

Its really bad practice to be doing this in this region. There are very few travel options and people make plans far ahead.

 

 

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Does anyone know if train companies have any liability here when they cancel a confirmed booking? I know airlines would/should.

If the expected delay on arrival exceeds 60 minutes and you still want to travel, then they're required to offer an alternative connection. If that means you're stranded somewhere, then they have to provide accommodation for the night. Compensation for delay can also be requested.

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As an update on this - I wouldn’t hold out much hope of anything with these trains!

Having put the direct train on sale just two weeks ago, it has now been cancelled just a few days before. I received an email from Vy this morning saying cancelled due to track work. Luckily in my case I can still book back onto the earlier train with connections as its still available. The direct train still show in the booking system as well….

Last minute changes up here are not good - I will lose money on booked accommodation and having to get to Narvik a day early to make the new times. Does anyone know if train companies have any liability here when they cancel a confirmed booking? I know airlines would/should.

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Yes, I found the same. As far as I can see, they never opened up for dates just before 9th (and train is now not showing in timetable), so I guess for some days it just won’t run at all. 

As others have said, book for the connecting train and can cancel it later. Trainplanet charges  just10sek for this I think - for interrai/eurail reservations. 

 

Cheers. Booking the connecting train is a last resort as I’m planning to stay in Tromso the night before, so getting to Narvik for the departure time would involve a bus at 6am, plus there’s the 14 minute connection at Boden. Neither of which are ideal!

 

I wouldn’t trust a 14 minute connection in south east England, let alone in the middle of Sweden onto a sleeper train.

 

I’ll mull it over though if I can’t get any sense from SJ/VY in the coming days.

 

 

The 14 minute change in Boden should be a guaranteed connection so that should be fine unless something extraordinary happens.

Yes, I found the same. As far as I can see, they never opened up for dates just before 9th (and train is now not showing in timetable), so I guess for some days it just won’t run at all. 

As others have said, book for the connecting train and can cancel it later. Trainplanet charges  just10sek for this I think - for interrai/eurail reservations. 

 

Cheers. Booking the connecting train is a last resort as I’m planning to stay in Tromso the night before, so getting to Narvik for the departure time would involve a bus at 6am, plus there’s the 14 minute connection at Boden. Neither of which are ideal!

 

I wouldn’t trust a 14 minute connection in south east England, let alone in the middle of Sweden onto a sleeper train.

 

I’ll mull it over though if I can’t get any sense from SJ/VY in the coming days.

 

 

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Yes, I found the same. As far as I can see, they never opened up for dates just before 9th (and train is now not showing in timetable), so I guess for some days it just won’t run at all. 

As others have said, book for the connecting train and can cancel it later. Trainplanet charges  just10sek for this I think - for interrai/eurail reservations. 

Like others on this thread, I’m looking to book a reservation on this service (albeit from Narvik to Stockholm) without a lot of success thus far. 

 

Does anyone know when reservations for 24 August will likely go on sale? Or is it a case of stalking the sj.se site, as I have been doing for the last few weeks?

 

I don’t know how helpful it is, but in my case the reservations for the direct train opened up just two weeks before departure.

This was for next week - they suddenly appeared for 9th June onwards just over a week ago. I grabbed one for the 9th, but the train ended up showing fully booked after just over a day. 

 

Ugh. Two weeks’ notice is awful. Thanks for the info though.

 

What’s most odd (I’m sure you’ve experienced this too) is dates the week before and after the date I want to book have been showing as available for ages. I asked SJ and VY on Twitter a few days ago, but haven’t had a response yet. 

 

As others have said above, this situation is crackers.

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Like others on this thread, I’m looking to book a reservation on this service (albeit from Narvik to Stockholm) without a lot of success thus far. 

 

Does anyone know when reservations for 24 August will likely go on sale? Or is it a case of stalking the sj.se site, as I have been doing for the last few weeks?

 

I don’t know how helpful it is, but in my case the reservations for the direct train opened up just two weeks before departure.

This was for next week - they suddenly appeared for 9th June onwards just over a week ago. I grabbed one for the 9th, but the train ended up showing fully booked after just over a day. 

Like others on this thread, I’m looking to book a reservation on this service (albeit from Narvik to Stockholm) without a lot of success thus far. 

 

Does anyone know when reservations for 24 August will likely go on sale? Or is it a case of stalking the sj.se site, as I have been doing for the last few weeks?

Hi everyone,

This Stockholm-Narvik ticket is getting me stressed out a little...

The day passes and no direct ticket are released for date after 20 may…. I’ve sent again a mail but still the same answer: They cannot say anything because the Swedish Transport Administration is not giving them answer whether work are planned or not .

 

For the expert one on the subject, here is my concern:

If there is work planned on the 5th june and the direct train of 6PM is not running, will it affect the train at 9PM?  

I have bought ticket for the train of 9PM as a back up. But can I be sure it will run on that day ??

 

And even if there is not work planned, I guess they will not open the sale for train at last minute? Or will they run an almost empty train ?

Thanks for your help ;)

 

 

Hey so I was looking at some other routes ad got this message on their website that tickets will be released no later than the middle than the month before departure.

So I guess we have to check back in a couple of weeks for those tickets in June. I have now booked the train with the change but I would much rather take the direct train from Narvik to Stockholm.

 

 

 

Great info! So I’m still hopeful I will get the direct train instead of the back-up.

Swedish railway is testing our patience… ;) 

 

Hey so I was looking at some other routes ad got this message on their website that tickets will be released no later than the middle than the month before departure.

So I guess we have to check back in a couple of weeks for those tickets in June. I have now booked the train with the change but I would much rather take the direct train from Narvik to Stockholm.

 

 

 

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Has anyone seen any further update on these direct Narvik to Stockholm night trains? 

I am booked on the alternative connecting service, but keeping checking for the much better timed direct train. I am looking for the first week of June, and I now see that tickets are selling for the first part of May, and for odd dates later in June and onwards. Perhaps this means that the train will actually not run at that time?

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@thibcabe Thanks - I remember that.  My post here was related to why VY won’t sell the ticket when they are running the train.

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@zagmund AnnaB advised you 3 days ago to book the night train via Boden because it is refundable

“As the reservation with Interrail at sj.se is refundable, except for the booking fee of 10-20 SEK, you can always change the booking later if the direct train becomes available.”

As far as I know VY doesn’t sell those tickets but entur.no (call or chat) might.

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I’m trying to book this route also, and the reservations not being available really is bugging, but I guess there’s not a lot to be done until the infrastructure people confirm/deny whether there will be track work on the dates I’m interested in.

While SJ will sell me the later train on that day with a change in Boden in the morning, it looks like VY won’t sell the same tickets even though (as far as I can tell) they run both trains.  Very confusing.

I’m flying in to Narvik/Evenes so I’m sorted, but this is for someone else who will be on the trip.  Even though we would far prefer to do it by rail I think the logistics may just prove too much.

Hi,

For several days I have been looking forward to the Stockholm - Narvik trip for August 9th.
On the sj.se website it is indicated as sold out (only on the 9th and 10th, before it is available and after it is not available...) whereas on the vy.se website it is indicated as “Purchase not available”.
I contacted them but didn't get any clear information...
Do you know where I can get more information? Is it possible that this route will not be offered at all for this date? I would like to book the accommodation that is going quickly as well as the rest of my trip but it doesn't really reassure me…

Thanks for you help.

Amélie

I’ve contacted them via Twitter (SJ and Vy) both did reply fast ..but didn’t really have an answer to my question ;)

Hi,

For several days I have been looking forward to the Stockholm - Narvik trip for August 9th.
On the sj.se website it is indicated as sold out (only on the 9th and 10th, before it is available and after it is not available...) whereas on the vy.se website it is indicated as “Purchase not available”.
I contacted them but didn't get any clear information...
Do you know where I can get more information? Is it possible that this route will not be offered at all for this date? I would like to book the accommodation that is going quickly as well as the rest of my trip but it doesn't really reassure me…

Thanks for you help.

Amélie

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Does anyone know the details for cancellation of tickets on these sites? I would be buying a compartment supplement for an existing Interrail. This shows as “refundable” but I can’t find the terms that say this is definitely 100% refundable, no fee etc. 

The non refundable booking fee is 10 SEK of the 265 SEK that you pay for a couchette and a seat from Stockholm to Narvik. 

 

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