WIT Press


Alignment Design For Citybanan In Stockholm

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040481

Volume

75

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

273 kb

Author(s)

B. Kufver

Abstract

The Western Main Line into Stockholm Central Station was brought into use in 1871 with 10 trains per day. Nowadays, there are more than 500 trains per day on the twin-track between Stockholm Central and Stockholm South, and there is a demand for even more trains. Hence, Banverket (the Swedish National Rail Administration) is planning for a new twin-track railway, Citybanan, through central Stockholm. The capacity will increase with 24 to 30 trains per hour in each direction. All types of trains (commuter, regional, Intercity and freight) will benefit from the increase in capacity. A feasibility study for the 6 km long tunnel railway was conducted during 2002-2003. Detailed design started in 2004 and the construction work is scheduled to start in 2006 and finish in 2011. The tracks will be constructed with UIC60 rails, concrete sleepers or slab trac

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