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Illustration of Olskroken Planskildhet

Full operations are in progress Olskroken Planskildhet

Olskroken Project

Olskroken is one of the most important nodes in the Gothenburg and Western Sweden rail system. A conversion into grade-separated tracks is needed to increase the accessibility and dependability for all rail traffic to and from Gothenburg.

Five rail lines converge in Olskroken, most of them on the same level. Both passenger and goods trains pass through the junction, which make this point one of the most intensive nodes for rail traffic in Sweden. A conversion of Olskroken into a grade-separated junction is therefore needed to increase the capacity of the rail system. A junction where the tracks cross on different levels will also increase the accessibility and the dependability for all rail traffic to and from the connecting lines.

Full operations are in progress with preparations for the Western Main Lines connection later this August (wiring, signal work, etc.). The top structure of the Olskroken Bridge between the pillars is now cast and done. We have also started to put up the bank piles for the next part of the constructionIt was on site last month when we had a scheduled train shutdown. Forming and reinforcement of the pillars on the Olskroken Bridge.

Included in the national plan

The 8th of April 2014, the Swedish Government adopted the national plan for the Swedish Transport System for the years 2014-2025. Olskroken Project is included in the plan and the construction started in 2018. Traffic is estimated to commence in 2023/2024.

Coordinated construction

Olskroken Project will connect with the new tracks included in the West Link Project. The construction work of the two projects will be coordinated because of cost and efficiency reasons.