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Bridging Nordic Capitals: The Oslo-Stockholm Railway Vision by Alstom and Skanska

Bridging Nordic Capitals: The Oslo-Stockholm Railway Vision by Alstom and Skanska
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Alstom in Sweden
02 / 02 / 2024

Alstom partners with Skanska, a prominent global player in project development and construction, to jointly present the “New Scandinavian Railway Oslo – Stockholm” report outlining a swift railway connection between two major Nordic cities, aiming to significantly reduce the area’s carbon footprint by decreasing the necessity for air travel.

The report “New Scandinavian Railway – Oslo-Stockholm” provides detailed plans on how the project can be designed to maximize efficiency, sustainability, and passenger comfort.

"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," says Maria Signal Martebo, CEO of Alstom in Sweden.

Alstom holds vast experience in delivering entire railway projects worldwide, taking charge of all aspects through the turnkey approach – supplying infrastructure, signaling, and Rolling Stock. By using the turnkey approach, projects can be streamlined, resulting in faster completion and potentially reduced costs, all while maintaining the quality of the final product. The turnkey approach combines expertise from companies like Skanska and Alstom to ensure deliveries are within budget and on schedule. This approach involves an integrated method for design and planning, which has been shown to save up to 15 percent of the total construction time.

Key points in the report include:

  • Design and Technology: Proposals for cutting-edge track technology and train design aimed at maximizing 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 how to minimize it through sustainable construction methods and energy-efficient solutions.
  • Economic and Societal Benefits: An overview of the economic and social benefits of the project, 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 along the way.

Alstom is the largest supplier in the Swedish train market, with over a thousand trains delivered to the Swedish railways and several major maintenance contracts. Alstom is also leading the ERTMS rollout in Sweden both onboard and trackside and is delivering the new standard national traffic management system for Trafikverket.

Source: Alstom Press Release