CLIENT: The Swedish Transport Administration
SERVICES: Detailed Design
YEAR: 2015 - ongoing
The East Link (Ostlänken) is proposed as a new bidirectional high speed line connecting east central Sweden with the rest of the railway network of the country. Ostlänken will be part of a future high-speed rail network connecting the metropolitan centres of Sweden with the main capitals of the Scandinavian region, while also connecting with the existing rail network. The line will have stations in Vagnhärad, Nyköping, Skavsta Airport, Norrköping and Linköping.
The East Link will reduce travel time between major cities in the region and enable the users to make more direct connections. Rail freight traffic will also increase while fully absorbing the passenger traffic of the existing network and increasing security and reliability of the railway system in the region.
The Swedish government has referred to Ostlänken as the largest investment in the National Transport Plan for the period from 2014 to 2025. The entire Ostlänken line will be fully operational by 2028.