Gothenburg´s central station is the hub of Western Sweden´s railway system. With today´s level of traffic, it is being used to its maximum.
Western Götaland is growing
The west of Sweden is growing, both in regard to population and economic growth. Rail investments is an important ingredient to reach the goals of increased regional growth, since it makes more people able to reach a bigger number of working places within reasonable commuting time. A reinforced railway system can sustainably contribute to regional expansion.
The Swedish Transport Administration has begun the work of reinforcing the railway system in Western Sweden, where Gothenburg Central is the hub. The capacity issue in and around Gothenburg has grown and the capacity is already maximally used with today's railway traffic.
A solution is needed to get a safer, more flexible and reliable railway traffic in Gothenburg and Western Sweden. It is also necessary to get the intended effect for other planned activities in the Swedish railway system, to relieve the public transport in Gothenburg, and to develop the city.
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-kilometer 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.