We’re building a new travel centre to simplify travel by bus and train. Bus stops, pedestrian routes, and cycle paths are being built adjacent to the travel centre. Smoother transport connections mean that more people can commute throughout the region.
We’re upgrading the area around Västra station to provide a more pleasant and safer environment for travellers. Investments include upgrades to the station building, existing pedestrian routes and cycle paths along the north of Järnvägsgatan, and a new lit parking area for cars and bikes. Easy-access parking and safer routes to the station mean that more people will be encouraged to take the train rather than drive. Upgrades include a new trainset assembly track and side platform to provide better capacity for rail traffic.
We’re erecting two-metre-high fences at selected locations along the railway line in Sundsvall. We’re supplementing these fences with alarmed cameras in some places. The fences and cameras prevent unauthorised access to the tracks, ensure a safer railway, and reduce the number of accidents. The goal is to halve the number of fatal accidents that occur on the railway by 2020.
We’re expanding the Port of Sundsvall. By expanding the port, we’re creating one of Sweden’s most important and most sustainable transport hubs for increased cargo transport to and from Sundsvall. The project includes a container port, combi-terminal, and logistics park. The Maland and Tunadal railway lines are also being upgraded to enable freight to be shifted off the roads and onto Sweden’s rail network, which benefits the environment considerably. Transport accessibility is currently limited, despite the Port of Sundsvall being one of Sweden’s largest ports for the forestry industry. Thanks to a more efficient transport hub, companies can develop and contribute to sustainable growth throughout the Sundsvall region.
We’re remodelling the rail yard to provide better capacity for more trains and more frequent rail traffic. The platforms are being widened and can be reached by way of a bike- and footbridge over the rail yard. A new connection enables trains to enter the freight yard from the South.