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A new generation railway – new main lines for high-speed trains

To increase the possibility of sustainable travel and freight transport – The Swedish Transport Administration is planning and building new main lines for high-speed trains. The East Link, Gothenburg–Borås and Hässleholm–Lund projects are underway.

There is not enough capacity on the Swedish railway and an expansion of the railway network is needed. More capacity will make the train smoother for travellers and businesses. The new high-speed railway lines will release capacity on existing mainlines, contributing to a more robust railway system as well as increased possibilities for sustainable travel and freight transport. Improved accessibility also creates opportunities for regional development. Improved accessibility also creates opportunities for regional development and increased accessibility to international markets. High-speed trains will possibly in the future connect our three main cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö with fast, sustainable transport – further connecting people and businesses.

Our task – new main lines for high-speed trains

The Swedish Transport Administration has the mission to plan, build and maintain new main lines for high-speed trains between Stockholm–Gothenburg and Stockholm–Malmö. On the 30th of May 2018 the Swedish government decided on the National Transport System Plan for 2018-2029. The high-speed railway system is to be built in stages with development starting with the East Link, Gothenburg–Borås and Hässleholm–Lund projects.

Map over the East Link, Gothenburg-Borås and Lund-Hässleholm projects.