SJ train was quite comfortable – cozy seats, folding tables, sockets for gadgets, automats with tea/coffee/chocolate and candies, etc. The names of the stations were clearly displayed at the electronic indicator board. In general, there was everything you need for a pleasant trip to your destination.
We saw a lot of scenic pictures of rural life, blue rivers and lakes, handsome churches (kyrkor). There were spacious parking lots with lots of cars and neat industrial buildings closer to railway stations. Almost all stations were clean and uncrowded.
Soon (after 30 minutes) we reached a small (14-15 thousand inhabitants), but very sporty town Balsta (several football fields and gyms, hockey arena, swimming pool). Floorball (kind of hockey which is played with plastic ball with holes in closed areas) is especially popular here. Its fans hope that, sooner or later it will be included in the program of summer Olympic games of 2020.