The project is financing the upgrade of the existing Swedish Inland Railway (Inlandsbanan), covering a network of 1200 km from Mora in central Sweden up to Gallivare in the North. Capital investments are currently estimated at SEK 6.5bn (EUR 664m), including associated infrastructure (terminals, depots and weighing stations as well as two connecting lines).
The main objective of the project is to provide an alternative railway corridor from North to South, where freight trains would have priority. The rail line will be open access and it is foreseen that the line will be mainly used by operators servicing corporates (active in the steel and the forest industry). The project excludes the acquisition and operation of rolling stock and financing will be limited to infrastructure investments.
EIB will require the project promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation.
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