The West Link Project is a railway tunnel under the centre of Gothenburg (Göteborg) which will connect commuter rail services to routes that penetrate the city and give rise to new stations in the city. The tunnel will facilitate travelling; train frequency can be increased, travel times made shorter and passengers can reach more destinations without changes.
As commuting times are reduced, the labour market will expand – for the inhabitants of both Göteborg and Western Sweden. An important prerequisite for regional growth and a sustainable urban and regional development.
The West Link is an 8 km long double track railway, including a 6 km railway tunnel, through the centre of Göteborg.
The West Link will increase accessibility to the city with two new underground stations at Haga and Korsvägen and a new station at Göteborg Central Station. At the same time, the capacity for rail traffic will increase with lines going through the city.
The West Link will run from Göteborg Central station along Södra älvstranden and pass the two new stations, which will enable easier access to a number of important places and institutions.
The West Link´s route
The West Link Project´s route and the new stations at Göteborg Central Station, Haga and Korsvägen (click on the image for a larger map, jpg-file, 789 kB, opens in new window).
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, located on the west coast with a population of almost half a million. Seventy per cent of Scandinavia's total industrial capacity is located within a 500-kilometre radius of the Gothenburg Region. The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia visited by more than 11,000 ships each year. Gothenburg is one of the fastest growing regions in Northern Europe.