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Transportation infrastructure


Global demographic patterns are driving a rapid and radical change in transport systems. There is a great need for more sustainable transport systems that move people and goods safely and efficiently.

Sustainable and accessible transportation

Digitalisation has profoundly changed transport needs and patterns. A sustainable, accessible transport system is essential for connecting communities efficiently and appealingly. Digitalisation, in the form of sensor technology and management of large amounts of complex data, can be used to optimise the design of railway and tramway systems from an emissions perspective. Digital technologies can also meet the demands of urbanisation for efficient, sustainable transport solutions by improving traffic flows and maintenance planning.

Leading position in Europe

With more than 6,000 employees focused on transport issues, Sweco is one of the world’s largest actors in the area. With expertise in technology, architecture and environmental services, Sweco plans and designs transport systems for pedestrian and cycle paths, roads, bridges, tunnels, ports and rail infrastructure. In multidisciplinary teams, within and across national borders, Sweco develops existing systems and designs tomorrow’s transport infrastructure. In transportation infrastructure, Sweco’s main contribution is to UN global goals SDG 9: Sustainable Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and SDG 13: Climate Action.

Sweco has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to plan the new railway that will run between Norra Tuvan and central Skellefteå, a project expected to continue through 2031.

In southern Germany, Sweco has been working with a project to create a local tram network based on existing rail lines. Sweco managed all design and planning work for six new stations in the greater Memmingen area.

Public transport in growing cities

In Sweden, Sweco is working on several projects linked to the expansion of the Stockholm Metro. Sweco is using smart digital tools and innovation to make new stations and interchanges attractive, accessible and functional – with the traveller in focus. Sweco is also working on the expansion of the metro in Paris, including the design of three new stations.

Digitalisation of Europe’s railway network

A new signalling system, the European Real-time Monitoring System (ERTMS) is being rolled out across Europe’s railway network. A prerequisite for increasing the automation and integration of Europe’s future high-speed trains, the system allows trains to be followed in real time rather than when passing specific measuring points, as has been the case. The system can also provide speed information, type of freight onboard, and how disruptions and delays may affect other trains. Sweco will be carrying out the ERTMS upgrade in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Germany.

Sweco has analysed options for creating plug-in solutions based on existing electricity grid capacity and investment grants from the Norwegian Environment and Climate Agency.

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