Peab to build double tracks for clogged railway in Sweden

Swedish contractor Peab has been commissioned to double-track a 13km section of railway and build grade-separated intersections to increase capacity on a heavily congested line vital to freight carriage between Sweden and Europe.

The $57m (SEK 477 million) contract is for the section between Jakobshyttan and Degerön on the freight through Bergslagen line. The customer is the Swedish Transport Administration.

For the most part, Peab will double existing track but a section of the stretch will be new. The project includes noise protection measures and bridges and underpasses.

"This railroad stretch is an important section of infrastructure and we look forward to being part of enabling more environmentally adapted transportation by building double tracks on it. Our previous experience and expertise compiled from other railroad projects we’ve done will serve us well," says Thomas Larsson, product manager Peab Civil Engineering.

Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and be complete in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Image courtesy of the Swedish Transport Administration

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