Fast connections between Sweden and Norway create the conditions for economic growth thanks to better accessibility, leading in turn to new economic flows for trade and industry. Good communications mean smaller towns can become part of this expansion by offering excellent residential locations and land for new business start-ups. The ability to reach markets quickly will increase the profitability of Norwegian and Swedish companies alike and improve their access to labour and specialist skills.
- improve business development and help foster the development of business relationships
- facilitate the export/import of goods and services
- increase the availability of skills through improved commuting capabilities
- increase tourism and improve accessibility for the tourism and hospitality industry along Skagerrakbanan.
And not only people will get around quickly. Skagerrakbanan will also enable high-speed freight trains to run between Oslo and Gothenburg in around two hours. Transport times will be shorter and truck traffic on the E6 can be reduced by using high speed rail freight.