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.
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.
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 2018–2029 National Transportation System Plan, the whole route is financed.
What's happening in the Hallsberg–Degerön railway construction project?
We are rebuilding the railway infrastructure in Hallsberg. We are making good progress developing a railway plan for the Hallsberg–Stenkumla route, and during 2018, we arranged meetings in the immediate area, according to the planning process. The Stenkumla–Dunsjö route was ready this fall – one year ahead of plan. For the Dunsjö–Jakobshyttan and the Jakobshyttan–Dunsjö routes, the plans are on review.