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Lennart Westberg - Articles and news items

The imminent inauguration of the Bothnia Line

Issue 5 2008, Past issues / 27 September 2008 /

Building of the Bothnia Line began on a modest scale in 1999. In October 2008, Stage 1 is expected to be taken into operation – this is when a subsection is being opened for goods traffic. The entire line will be ready for goods and passenger services in autumn 2010.

Botniabanan – a Swedish pioneer project

Issue 5 2006, Past issues / 15 September 2006 /

The goal of the Bothnia line in northern Sweden is to create a railway of national importance and which will be an integrated part of the European railway network. After seven years of construction, the project has reached the halfway point and could one day form the first phase of a new line all the way to Finland.