BANVERKET Director-General Bo Bylund has welcomed the go-ahead for a 12-year rail investment programme following government approval of a national infrastructure package on February 19. According to Sweden’s Infrastructure Minister Ulrica Messing, the SKr373bn package provides SKr107·7bn for investment in the rail network and SKr38bn for maintenance and operating support.

One of the most significant projects is a deep-level tunnel to carry suburban services under the capital. Linking Stockholms S