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AFRY to design part of Ostkustbanan in Sweden

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 08:00 CET

The Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, is planning to increase the capacity on Ostkustbanan by building double tracks between Dingersjö and Sundsvall. Dingersjö – Kubikenborg is a 10-kilometer-long section of this double track extension. AFRY is commissioned to design and develop a railway plan for the route.

Ostkustbanan is a 400-kilometer-long railway between Sundsvall and Stockholm and one of Sweden’s busiest railway sections. The conversion to double track allows for increased passenger and freight traffic as well as provides shorter journey times. The reconstruction is a partial investment in a future double track between Sundsvall and Gävle.

AFRY’s assignment involves designing and developing a railway plan, conceptual design as well as necessary permits for double tracks for the Dingersjö – Kubikenborg. In addition, an option regarding detailed design and tender documentation for four construction contracts are included.  

“The fact that we are now planning for double tracks on parts of the Ostkustbanan is important both for the climate, the business and passenger traffic. The double track between Dingersjö and Kubikenborg will provide safer operation and shorter travel time, which brings big benefits. We are very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to this important infrastructure project” says Folke Sandberg, Head of Business Area Planning and Design, AFRY.

For further information, please contact:

Anna Magni, Head of Communications, Infrastructure  

+46 10 505 39 74, anna.magni@afry.com  

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