EU co-financing to improve rail travel in Sweden
Creation date: 15 February 2013
The European Union will co-finance with over €3.5 million from the TEN-T Programme, two rail infrastructure projects to further develop the Bothnian Corridor in eastern Sweden. The projects will help to increase capacity on two important sections of this key rail corridor.
Both projects were selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call. The first one, which will receive just under €1.5 million in EU funding, consists of studies concerning the construction of a new line between Stångån and Dingersjö. The 2.8 km rail line is part of the new double track Gävle-Sundsvall rail section and the project's outcome will be key studies as well as the necessary documents needed for the tendering procedure to construct the new line, planned for 2015-2017.
The second project, which will receive over €2 million in EU co-financing, concerns the construction of three new 750 m long meeting stations along the Bothnian Corridor at Källene, Stegskogen and Gårdsjön. Completion of the new stations will increase the reliability of the Swedish East Coast Line, with fewer delays and higher capacity. The planned signalling system for the new stations will also allow a more fluid traffic management.
The improvements resulting from both projects will help the Gävle-Sundsvall line to accommodate existing and expected future traffic increases. Both projects will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency, with the first one set to be complete by December 2014 and the second by December 2013.
For more information, please consult the projects' page!
Press Release in Swedish - .doc (39 KB)
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