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The East Link Project

The East Link, between Järna in Sörmland and Linköping in Östergötland, is the first of three new main railway lines, which will meet society’s need for a sustainable transportation.

Never before have so many people and such a high volume of goods been transported by rail. There is not enough capacity on the Swedish railway and an expansion of the railway network is needed. More capacity will make the train smoother for travellers and businesses.

The new railway network will release capacity on existing mainlines, contributing to a more robust railway system as well as increased possibilities for sustainable travel and freight transport. Improved accessibility also creates opportunities for regional development. With the new network comes an increase in accessibility meaning both people and businesses will be brought closer together.

When finished the East Link, we will have constructed:

  • A new approximately 160 km-long double-track railway
  • 5 new transit hubs in Vagnhärad, centre of Nyköping, Skavsta, Norrköping and Linköping
  • 25% of the new railway is planned to be built on bridges and in tunnels. The longest tunnel is about eight kilometers