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Freight train on double tracks.

Double tracks between Hallsberg and Degerön

The Swedish Transport Administration is gradually building a double track along the Hallsberg-Degerön route, as well as through the Hallsberg freight sorting yard. We want to increase capacity and punctuality, as well as improve safety.

Multiple projects

The Hallsberg-Degerön route, totalling 46 kilometres in length, consists of multiple projects in various stages of completion. You can find out more below under “All projects”. Details of the contact people for each project are available on the individual project pages.

More detail

Multiple projects in different phases

The expansion of the Hallsberg-Degerön route to double track consists of multiple projects in various stages of completion. Find out more below under "All routes" and "Schedule". In addition, we carry out work on behalf of other stakeholders in and around the Hallsberg sorting yard.

Purpose of the expansion

We want to achieve

• increased capacity for freight trains as well as the potential for increasing passenger traffic,
• good punctuality for both freight and passenger trains and
• improved security along the route.

More trains will be able to use the track and journey times will be reduced. Currently freight trains are being redirected along other routes due to a lack of capacity. There is a considerable risk of disruption on stretches of single track. The Frövi−Hallsberg, Degerön−Mjölby and Mjölby–Motala routes have already been expanded to double track.


The total cost of the Hallsberg–Degerön expansion is estimated at SEK 7 billion. Costs for other developments in and around the Hallsberg sorting yard are not included in this amount.

In the 2010-2021 national plan for Sweden's transport system, the double-track Hallsberg route as well as the Hallsberg–Stenkumla, Stenkumla–Dunsjö and Jakobshyttan routes were allocated a total of SEK 1.7 billion.


What's happening in the Hallsberg–Degerön railway construction project?

We're planning to rebuild the railway infrastructure in Hallsberg, and we're making good progress developing a railway plan for the Hallsberg–Stenkumla route. Also, we're inviting people to an information meeting about our railway plan efforts for the Jakobshyttan–Dunsjö route.