New Main lines, 660 km of new high-speed railway lines

The Swedish Transport Administration has been tasked with planning, building and maintaining new high-speed main lines linking Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.

These New Main lines will create space for more passenger and freight services, shorten journey times and make it easier to commute, which in turn will lead to regional growth, expand labour markets and bring Europe closer to people all over Sweden. Construction will take place in stages, beginning with the following projects:

The East Link Project

The Gothenburg–Borås Project

The Hässleholm–Lund Project

Current situation

The coloured lines indicate the routes of the first three stages of the New Main lines. 

The construction period for each stage is expected to be approximately 10 years. Construction of the first project, the East Link, is expected to begin during 2024. This 160 km stage has a budget of SEK 91 billion and is scheduled to open to traffic in 2035. Construction of the Gothenburg–Borås stage (60 km at a total cost of SEK 44 billion) is planned to begin during the period 2025–2027, while construction of the Hässleholm–Lund stage (70 km at a total cost of SEK 28 billion) is planned for the period 2027–2029. Planning for the remaining stages between Hässleholm and Jönköping and Linköping and Borås will begin no later than 2026, with a projected total cost of SEK 162 billion.


High-volume business contributes to innovative and sustainable solutions

In order to create greater opportunities for innovative and sustainable solutions, we are introducing a new segment: high-volume business. This will cover business worth over SEK 10 billion with an implementation period of 8–10 years. The new business segment is aimed at suppliers operating on international markets as a complement to business forms currently used within the New Main lines and the rest of the Swedish Transport Administration. One important element of high-volume business is to involve consultants and contractors early in the process, so that production solutions can meet future challenges such as the climate transition, cost control and skills and resource provision.