THE cost of constructing a Y-shaped high-speed line linking Stockholm with Gothenburg and Malmö is likely to be lower than previously forecast, according to new calculations published by Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket on May 31.
NORWEGIAN infrastructure manager Jernbanverket and its Swedish counterpart Trafikverket have agreed to work together to increase capacity on the Oslo - Gothenburg line following the completion of a joint study into options for future development of the route.
Björn Westerberg, CEO of the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies tells Keith Barrow how a blend of short-term measures to improve operational performance and a long-term approach to investment will be needed to meet future demand on the country's rail network.
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has launched a consultation on three options being considered for the future funding and operation of overnight trains from Stockholm to northern Sweden following the completion of a study into the economics of the services.
REGULAR operation of 730m-long freight trains began in Sweden on April 28 following the completion of a multi-annual project by infrastructure manager Trafikverket to lengthen loops and double-track sections to accommodate longer trains.
SWEDEN's national infrastructure manager, Trafikverket has awarded a SKr 400m ($US 48.7m) turnkey contract to Skanska to quadruple the track on a 3km section of the Mälarbanan north of Stockholm to increase capacity for commuter services.