The EU’s TEN-T Programme, set up to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across Europe, will invest around €1.4m (US$1.7m) on initiatives in Iberia and Sweden.
The programme will co-finance a study on improving the East Coast rail line near Sundsvall in Sweden, to the tune of almost €1m (US$1.2m). The project aims to improve the reliability of regional passenger and freight traffic and reduce the environmental impact of transport.
Sundsvall hosts two important rail junctions between the north-south, east-west and the Tunadal line, which currently present important bottlenecks due to shunting operations. Adding more tracks to the junctions would solve the bottleneck, while electrifying the Tunadal line that connects the Port of Sundsvall to the country’s main rail network would reduce the pollution caused by the engine change.