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Regional Debate – Scandinavia

2 April 2018 | By

Scandinavia’s rail network is already one of the world’s most advanced, and one that continues to benefit from investment and support. This regional debate involving some key industry leaders explores the driving forces behind the region’s rail success and provides a platform for discussion on the future of rail in…

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The East Link Project – the first step towards a Swedish high-speed railway

28 June 2017 | By Johan Sundin, M.Sc, Commercial Director of the The East Link Project at the Swedish Transport Administration

Johan Sundin, M.Sc, Commercial Director of the The East Link Project at the Swedish Transport Administration speaks to Global Railway Review about Sweden’s new high-speed rail project, the challenges it faces and how the operating company plans to overcome them.

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Trafikverket: lowering market entry barriers

6 September 2016 | By Camilla Ahston – Senior International Strategist, Trafikverket

Trafikverket – the Swedish Transport Administration – is responsible for long-term planning of all types of traffic for the country’s transport system, as well as for building, operating and maintaining public roads and railways. According to Trafikverket’s National Plan, €52.2 billion will be invested in the transport system up to…

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Winter preparations for the Swedish railways

5 December 2015 | By

Trafikverket – the Swedish Transport Administration – is prioritising winter maintenance so that rail transport runs punctually, even during harsh conditions. Trafikverket’s Spokesman for Railway Winter Services, Stefan Jonsson, explains there needs to be a high level of preparedness and knowledge to be able to handle the effects of the…

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The future of high-speed rail in Sweden

1 October 2015 | By Stefan Engdahl, Director of Market and Planning at the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)

Within a foreseeable future, Sweden will have its first high-speed railway, writes Stefan Engdahl, Director of Market and Planning at the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). After years of discussions and investigations, there is now wide majority support for a large investment, which also includes new housing and improved public transport.…