What: A railway tunnel under the centre of Gothenburg. Three new underground stations in the city, at Haga, Korsvägen, and at Gothenburg Central Station.
Why: Facilitates travel in Gothenburg and Western Sweden. Provides increased capacity for commuter rail services and increased accessibility to the city. Frees up space at Gothenburg Central Station and reduces vulnerability in the rail system.
Current status: Work for the Railroad Plan started in 2011.
Time frame: Construction estimated to start in 2017/2018. Traffic estimated to commence in 2026.
Cost: Estimated at SEK 20 billion at 2009's prices. Västlänken is part of the West Swedish Package.
Information is subject to change.