Sweden’s railways to get €6.5 billion boost

“More frequent, faster and more punctual” rail services will result

The government in Sweden has announced plans to invest SEK 55 billion (€6.5 billion) to patch up its railway network. More than half of this sum will be spent on a line linking Järna in the Stockholm region to the rail network around the city of Linköping to the south-west. The Gothenburg-Borås line – the last link in the Stockholm-Gothenburg line – will also receive money. The rest of the cash will be put towards a rise in the national rail network’s operational budget up to 2025.
“More frequent, faster and more punctual” rail services will result, the government said, benefiting passengers and rail cargo users.
AFP/The Local
[pictured: Public transport, Stockholm; photo by Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se]

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