The Swedish Transport Administration is gradually building a double track along the Hallsberg–Degerön route, as well as through the Hallsberg marshalling yard. We want to increase capacity and punctuality, as well as improve safety.
Never before have so many people and such a high volume of goods been transported by rail. There is not enough capacity on the Swedish railway and an expansion of the railway network is needed. More capacity will make the train smoother for travellers and businesses.
The Hallsberg–Degerön route, totalling 46 kilometres in length, consists of multiple projects in various stages of completion. Find out more under "Map and schedule" and "All projects", below.
Purpose of the expansion
We want to achieve
- increased capacity for freight trains as well as the potential for increasing passenger traffic,
- good punctuality for both freight and passenger trains and
- improved security along the route.
More trains will be able to use the track and journey times will be reduced. Currently freight trains are being redirected along other routes due to a lack of capacity. There is a considerable risk of disruption on stretches of single track. The Frövi−Hallsberg, Degerön−Mjölby and Mjölby–Motala routes have already been expanded to double track.
In the 2018–2029 National Transportation System Plan, the whole route is financed.