In order to reduce noise disturbance from the rail traffic, approximately 5 kilometres of the tracks will be lowered 6 meters through Åkarp and 4 meters through Hjärup. Through Arlöv and on the stretch of line from Hjärup towards Lund, the tracks will run on surface level.
In Arlöv, Burlöv Station will be upgraded to a commuter station, which means that the ”Pågatåg” (commuter trains) and the Öresund trains (trains crossing the Sound) will stop at the station in the future. The stations at Åkarp and Hjärup are being upgraded, and at Klostergården a completely new station is being built. The project also includes a conversion of the motorway bridges at Alnarp Interchange.
Temporary tracks during the construction period
Rail traffic on the Southern Main Line must be able to run throughout the entire construction period. In order to be able to build the four new tracks on a lower level in the same location as the two present tracks, the rail traffic needs to be rerouted. Therefore, two temporary tracks will be built alongside the existing tracks through Åkarp and Hjärup. On other parts of the line, two new tracks are being built alongside the existing tracks. Once the new tracks have been completed, the old tracks will be converted.
Extension in stages
The stretch of line between Malmö Central and Lommavägen in Arlöv has already been upgraded to four tracks. The stage currently being planned is the extension from Arlöv to Högevall, south of Lund Central Station. The work will be carried out in two parts, on the one hand the 8 kilometre section between Flackarp and Arlöv, and on the other the 3 kilometres from Flackarp to Lund.
The Southern Main Line is one of Sweden’s most important railway lines for both international and national transportation. The Southern Main Line is part of the Trans European Network (TEN), which is the European network for cross-border high-speed rail transportation.