COASTAL ROUTE FORMS A VITAL LINK IN SWEDEN'S GROWING NETWORK

This article reviews the planning and construction of a new railway line along the northern part of the east coast of Sweden. Environmental constraints have delayed the projected opening of the line by four years to 2010, each section of line needing separate permission before construction can proceed. The line will give people in remote areas faster access to other parts of Sweden, including Stockholm, improving the local economy and tourism opportunities. Congestion will be eased as the new line will carry heavier freight trains and high-speed passenger services. For construction purposes the line was divided into four sections within which works contracts were tendered. Separate contracts are being let for railway equipment and viaducts. The trackwork will be a conventional ballasted design with concrete sleepers, and Level 2 European Rail Traffic Management System is to be fitted to line and trains. New trainsets will be required for passenger services.

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  • Publication Date: 2004-12

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  • Accession Number: 00988547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM