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Sweco to convey a location study for high-speed railway in Skåne

Double-track high-speed railway with blurry greenery on both sides
May 9, 2019 | Press release

A new double-track high-speed train line, roughly 70 km long, is to be constructed between Hässleholm and Lund in Sweden. Sweco has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate various alternatives for the location of the new railway. The estimated value of the order is SEK 200 million.

The new railway between Hässleholm and Lund in Sweden will be designed to manage speeds of up to 320 km/h for high-speed trains and 250 km/h for fast regional trains. The location study that Sweco has been tasked with is part of the development of the railway plan, which aims to identify, survey and compare various possible routes for the railway and to analyse the location of associated stations.

“The new railway is an essential service for many, and an important factor in improving commuting in the region and bringing the big cities closer together. It will help cut travel time between Stockholm and Malmö and increase capacity for freight traffic. We’re delighted to be working closely with the Swedish Transport Administration in proposing the optimum route for the railway and to continue contributing to sustainable travel,” said Ann-Louise Lökholm Klasson, President of Sweco Sweden.

The assignment will begin immediately and is expected to continue until 2022. The value of the order is an estimated SEK 200 million.

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Anna Elisabeth Olsson

Head of Press and Public Affairs