Jacobs wins high-speed rail contract in Sweden

Jacobs has been awarded a framework contract by the Swedish Transportation Administration (Trafikverket) to provide strategic consultancy services for the new high-speed railway lines planned between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo in Sweden.

The firm will provide technical advice and services across planning, system, design and delivery of the three ongoing projects, improving connectivity between the major cities. The new high-speed railway lines are expected to increase capacity and resilience in the railway system, create more sustainable travel and freight transport and promote regional development and greater access to international markets.

New main lines between Stockholm and Malmo and Stockholm and Gothenburg, starting with the East Link for Jama-Linkoping (approximately 150 km), Goteburg to Boras (60 km) and Hassleholm-Lund (70 km) form the initial projects and potentially form part of a 660 kilometer high speed rail network, with a cost estimated at $23.8 billion, connecting so