High-speed trains will be able to run at 400 km/h on Skagerrakbanan, which means a non-stop Oslo–Gothenburg journey time of 1 hour. In itineraries involving non-stop trains and stopping trains, journey times will vary with stops at different stations. The maximum Oslo–Gothenburg journey time will be 1 hour 40 minutes for trains stopping in Bohus County and Østfold. Naturally, passengers will be able to travel the shorter distances between the stations if they wish.
The precise location and route of the high-speed rail line between stations will be specified based on the requirements of the Environmental Code, the views of the County Administrative Board and comprehensive planning in the municipalities concerned.
Trains will stop at least once or twice per hour at the stations planned for Kungälv, Stenungsund, Uddevalla, Munkedal, Lysekil, Tanum, Strömstad-Skee, Halden, Sarpsborg, Rakkestad, Askim and Ski. There will be connections to the existing bus and regional train networks at these stations.
Skagerrakbanan is planned to form part of a regional traffic system consisting of the Skagerrak, Bohus, Dalsland and Østfold Lines. Thus the traffic system will include regional passenger trains, freight trains and high-speed trains. These in turn require different types of stations. Today, modern high-speed train stations are built in a similar way to airports as passenger flows are growing very rapidly, providing a significant market potential for services to passengers.