Alstom and Skanska Present Report on Oslo-Stockholm Railway

Alstom and Skanska have unveiled a new report presenting a proposed plan for a new railway connection between Oslo and Stockholm.

The ‘New Scandinavian Railway – Oslo-Stockholm’ report emphasises environmentally friendly and cost-effective methods to increase sustainability and minimise reliance on air travel between these major cities.

The proposed railway connection also focuses on maximising efficiency, sustainability and passenger comfort.

The partnership aims to enhance transportation infrastructure in the Nordic region by combining Alstom's railway sector expertise with Skanska's construction experience
The partnership aims to enhance transportation infrastructure in the Nordic region by combining Alstom’s railway sector expertise with Skanska’s construction experience

This report is the result of a comprehensive study and collaboration between Alstom and Skanska, with the aim of enhancing transportation infrastructure in the Nordic region.

Maria Signal Martebo, CEO of Alstom in Sweden said:

“This report marks a pivotal milestone in our efforts to enhance transportation infrastructure across the Nordic region. Combining our railway sector expertise with Skanska's construction experience, we have developed a realistic and innovative plan for a railway connection that links two major Nordic cities.”

Key points in the report include:

  • Design and Technology: Proposals for cutting-edge track technology and train design to maximise speed and safety along the Oslo to Stockholm route
  • Environmental Impact and Sustainability: Detailed analysis of the project’s potential environmental impact and suggestions on minimising it through sustainable construction methods and energy-efficient solutions
  • Economic and Societal Benefits: An overview of the economic and social benefits, including improved accessibility, increased regional economic growth and contributions to climate goals
  • Implementation Strategies: A comprehensive roadmap detailing how the project can be achieved, including financing models, timelines and potential challenges

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