Lerum is a town in Västergötland, Sweden and the seat of Lerum Municipality, Västra Götaland County.

Lerum has a station on the Gothenburg commuter rail system and acts as a Gothenburg suburb.

Lerum hit the world's news bulletins on November 16, 1987, when two passenger trains collided at the local station, killing 9 and injuring 140. (See List of 1950-1999 rail accidents).

The river of Säveån runs through Lerum municipality. 5 kilometers of it is surrounded by the nature reserve Säveåns Naturreservat, where bridges dating back as far as the 18th century as well as a variety of animal life and beautiful nature can be found.


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