Harapanda rail line in Sweden to receive EU funding
Posted: 26 April 2011 | | No comments yet
The European Union will contribute 10% of the costs to upgrade a 42 km section of railway in northern Sweden…
The European Union will contribute 10% of the costs to upgrade the so-called “Harapanda Line”, a 42 km section of railway in northern Sweden. The maximum EU co-financing of €2.96 million will contribute to increase capacity and speed on this section of the Swedish rail network by supporting the construction of passing stations, upgrading certain sections and laying down new tracks.
The “Completion of the Harapanda Line” project was selected under the 2010 Annual TEN-T Call. The grant will complement national investment and will finance upgrading works on the Boden-Kalix section and construction of a new 42 km line to the Finnish border (on the Kalix-Haparanda section).
The “Harapanda Line” is a single track section of the Swedish rail network. It is a key east-west node and part of the Bothnian Corridor. Once completed, the line will provide better connection between the rail networks of Sweden and Finland, completing at the same time the Northern rail axis Narvik-Haparanda-Tornio-St. Petersburg.