SWEDEN’s infrastructure manager Trafikverket temporarily closed the Linköping - Kalmar, Linköping - Västervik and Berga - Oskarshamn lines to both passenger and freight traffic on July 25 following an alert from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute that temperatures could rise above 30 degrees Celsius.
SWEDEN’s deputy prime minister and climate minister Mrs Isabella Lövin and infrastructure minister Mr Tomas Eneroth unveiled the 2018-2029 National Plan for the Transport System on June 1, outlining how the government will spend SKr 712.5bn ($US 81.4bn) on the country’s road, rail, aviation and port infrastructure over the next decade.
The publication of Trafikverket’s 2018-2029 Draft National Transport Infrastructure Plan at the end of August has set the agenda for the development of Sweden’s railway network in the 2020s. Keith Barrow looks at how the plan seeks to improve network performance, capacity and coverage.
TRACK doubling of the Uppsala - Gävle stretch of the Stockholm - Sundsvall East Coast Line was completed on September 17 with the official inauguration of the second track on the 4km Löten - Samnan section near the historical site of Gamla Uppsala.