High-speed rail lines are the future. High-speed rail lines are being built at a rapid pace all over the world, and according to UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins) predictions, by 2028 more people will travel by high-speed rail than by air in terms of the number of journeys. Travel by high-speed train is safer than flying and far safer than journeys by car or bus.
Perhaps one of the best benefits will be the ability to go on living in the countryside and work in Oslo or Gothenburg without having to move. At the same time, Skagerrakbanan will enhance individual geographical mobility and ultimately, the material welfare of all. This approach to transportation and modes of transport also underpins the greater whole whose achievement is necessary for the fulfilment of the EU’s intentions for Skagerrak as part of its transport eco-system.
The ambition is to make Skagerrakbanan a powerful catalyst for sustainable economic growth in the region between Oslo and Gothenburg. The Østfold and Bohus County border region and the connections to fast, sustainable transport will benefit commerce and the hospitality industry’s market conditions.