Taking travel to a whole new level

The train journey of the future will take you from Oslo to Gothenburg in just one hour.

Imagine racing along at 400 km per hour at an altitude of 7 to 20 metres. Skagerrakbanan can be a reality as early as 2028. As part of the EU’s most important transport network, the high-speed line will not only offer non-stop travel between Gothenburg and Oslo in just one hour, but also services that stop at Kungälv, Stenungsund, Uddevalla, Munkedal, Lysekil, Tanum, Strömstad, Halden, Fredrikstad/for Sarpsborg/Rakkestad, Askim and Ski. It paves the way for manufacturing, commerce and the hospitality industry and provides the flexibility to live in one place and work in another. Twenty years from now, the high-speed rail line being launched by the municipalities of Bohus County will be able to transport around 4.9 million passengers per year. Today, the municipalities of Østfold County in Norway are also taking part in the development work.

Taking travel to a whole new level

Skagerrakbanan in brief

Read about the train journeys of tomorrow and discover the benefits of building a railway on viaducts.

Taking travel to a whole new level

Timetable

The journey toward tomorrow’s fast, sustainable travel alternatives has only just begun. Follow the process step-by-step here.

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Map

Follow the route planned for Skagerrakbanan through one of the EU’s main transport corridors.

Taking travel to a whole new level

Top speed:
400 km/h

Taking travel to a whole new level

256 km of track,
7-20 m above ground

Taking travel to a whole new level

Climate neutral
within 5 years

Taking travel to a whole new level

Skagerrakbanan is expected to create 35,000 new jobs

Building Skagerrakbanan

The technology is in place and the funding is well on its way. But the most important part remains: implementation. Given the right conditions, the 256 kilometre line could become reality within six years.
The ambition is for people to travel between Gothenburg and Oslo in only one hour as early as 2028.

Travelling on Skagerrakbanan

The high-speed rail line between Oslo and Gothenburg will increase prosperity, accessibility and flexibility for some 3.6 million residents by 2040. What’s more, high-speed rail is a long-term, sustainable investment that brings climate benefits in several regards.

Impact of Skagerrakbanan

The high-speed rail line between Oslo and Gothenburg will increase prosperity, accessibility and flexibility for some 3.6 million residents by 2040. What’s more, high-speed rail is a long-term, sustainable investment that brings climate benefits in several regards.

High-speed rail lines built on viaducts 7 to 20 metres above ground shorten construction time considerably compared with railways at ground level. Viaduct rail lines do not dissect the landscape in the way ground level railways do, as they allow free passage beneath them and most of the land can be used for farming or other valuable purposes.

Taking travel to a whole new level

The Skagerrakbanan is intended to be built as a bridge line

One of the advantages of building the high-speed line elevated as a bridge line is that the impact on agriculture, animals and nature will be smaller. The land can be farmed and both wild animals and domestic animals can continue to roam, live and graze as before around and under the train track.

Together, we develop the region's business and economic growth

The Swedish municipalities that are part of the consortium Transport Corridor Skagerrak are: Kungälv municipality, Stenungsund municipality, Uddevalla municipality, Munkedal municipality, Lysekil municipality and Strömstad municipality. On the Norwegian side, the project is supported by Halden Municipality, Sarpsborg Municipality, Indre Østfold Municipality and Nordre Follo Municipality.

Taking travel to a whole new level

News and events

You will be able to follow the entire process and read about the latest events here

Kunälvs kommun, logotyp
Stenungsunds kommun, logotyp
Uddevalla kommun, logotyp
Munkedals kommun, logotyp
Lysekils kommun, logotyp
Strömstads kommun, logotyp

The Bohus County municipalities of Kungälv, Stenungsund, Uddevalla, Munkedal, Lysekil and Strömstad have formed a consortium to find the best mutual labour market development for the region and create the conditions for regional expansion toward Østfold and Oslo. The consortium’s official name is Transportkorridor Skagerrak.

Halden kommune, logotyp
Sarpsborg kommune, logotyp
Indre Östfold kommune, logotyp
Nordre Follo kommune, logotyp

Four Norwegian municipalities have formally responded to an invitation to help with the development of Skagerrakbanan through Østfold County to Oslo. They are Halden, Sarpsborg, Indre Østfold and Nordre Follo.