Railway - market and competition

Here you can read about the competitive situation of the Swedish Transport Administration's procurements in the railway sector.

Railway investments

The suppliers and consortia contracted for the major infrastructure projects will also become the predominant players in investment railway. These include, for example, Implenia, NCC, NCC – W&F West Link Contractors, AGN Haga and Skanska.

Investments and reinvestments BEST

BEST (track, power, signal and telecommunications) mostly includes tracks, points, sleeper replacements, switchgear and overhead contact lines.

Infrakraft, NRC Group, Strukton and Infranord are significant players in BEST. The average number of tenders within the BEST category in 2023 amounted to; BEST Track 3.0, BEST Electricity 3.1 and BEST Signal 1.9 tenders per procurement.

Maintenance, railway

Maintenance activities are divided into basic maintenance railway, reinvestments, other maintenance and operations:

Basic maintenance, railway

Basic maintenance includes measures to maintain the operation of the installations here and now. It is divided into corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance. Basic maintenance is largely carried out through so-called basic contracts which are procured for geographical areas. The contract period for a basic contract is usually five years with an option for a two-year extension.

The railway maintenance market in Sweden consists mainly of a few large suppliers who master all the technical areas of the railways. Infranord has by far the largest share in basic maintenance railway, followed by Strukton, NRC Group and BDX Företagen. Together, they have a share of about 84 per cent of the total volume. Other players who have established themselves are Infratek.

Other maintenance and reinvestment railway

Other maintenance and reinvestment railway consists of measures on railways that are not carried out in the framework of basic maintenance, BEST works and construction works. They include reinvestment, preventive and remedial measures, replacement of components in the facilities and operating costs. Here the market is dominated by Infranord, Infrakraft, Speno and Strukton.

Construction work railway

Construction work maintenance is mainly comprised of reinvestment and maintenance measures for the replacement or reinforcement of bridges and the renovation of tunnels. The single largest measures are the reinvestment Bohusbanan tunnels, the Solna tunnel package and Getingmidjan bridges (South Stockholm). The market is dominated by Eiffage Infra-Nordic and BESAB.