ENVIRONMENT

Concerns over impact of high speed train project

2:18 min
  • The Swedish Transport Administration has received around 1,400 opinions on the plans to build rail tracks for new high-speed trains running between Hässleholm and Lund.
  • Critics among them point to problems with building on agricultural land, the climate impact in connection with the long construction period and the costs of the project.
  • The Swedish Transport Administration estimates that all the tracks to be built for high speed trains between Stockholm and Gothenburg and Jönköping to Malmö will cost around SEK 300 billion, and be ready in about 25 years.