The Swedish Transport Administration has awarded a consultancy contract for new high-speed rail lines planned between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
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The ERTMS timetable was extended following discussions within the industry that highlighted the need for environmental investments.
This order marks the entry of Efacec’s Transportation business unit in Sweden and is a result of other relevant recent successes in Scandinavia.
ERTMS Level 2 can optimise higher-speed operation and supports network interoperability, while reducing maintenance costs.
Global Railway Review speaks to Johan Sundin, Head of Strategic Production Support for The East Link Project at Trafikverket, to find out his views on competition within the rail sector, new digitalisation initiatives and what he believes are some of the biggest challenges facing the rail sector...
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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…
During the autumn, rail traffic can suffer from disturbances due to slippery tracks, so the Swedish Transport Administration is putting in plans to limit this damage.
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.
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…
An increase in the number of international suppliers will provide the potential for more tenders & new creative methods
21 July 2016 | By Camilla Ahston
Camilla Ahston, Senior International Strategist, Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) provides an explanation ahead of her article in Global Railway Review Issue 5
Approximately 27 million tonnes of iron ore are transported annually on the iron ore railway between Luleå (Sweden) and Narvik (Norway) – part of which runs north of the Arctic Circle. Rail operations must also be guaranteed in the winter months in order to transport these quantities. The existing snow…
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…
1 October 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Trafikverket, the Swedish transport administration has awarded Alstom a contract to install a €66 million traffic management system covering the entire rail network.
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.…
5 June 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Swedish Transport Agency, Trafikverket, has appointed the COWI and SYSTRA Consortium as technical consultants for the high-speed Ostlänken or Eastern Link project.