Red Greens Launch Infrastructure Plan

The red-green opposition coalition wants to double the Government's investments in rail and public transport until the year 2021. If they win this Septembers election, the three parties will invest 16.7 billion US dollars in among others high speed trains and double train tracks in northern Sweden.

The opposition claims that it is the biggest investment in the railways since the 19th century, and says that it does not lead to less money invested in roads.

Part of the money for the investment will come from a tax on lorries and other heavy road traffic and a partial expansion of the congestion charging zone in Stockholm.

The proposal is part of a wider budgetary agreement between the three opposition parties, which is expected to be presented in the beginning of May.