Tomas Eneroth Minister for Infrastructure announced earlier today that 7 billion SEK will be allocated as part of the Swedish National Transport Plan to build the North Bothnia Line's first phase between Umeå and Skellefteå.
Today Tomas Eneroth Minister for Infrastructure announced that SEK 7 billion as part of the National Transport Plan will be allocated to begin the works on the North Bothnia Line. The works concern the first phase of the North Bothnia Line on the section Umeå-Skellefteå and will kick-off within 6 months.
The decision by the Swedish government today gives a clear mandate to the Swedish Transport Administration to begin building the North Bothnia Line. The government will apply for EU co-funding from the CEF for the entire North Bothnia Line also the second phase Skellefteå-Luleå. This work will begin at a later stage according to the announcement by Minister Eneroth today.
The realization of the North Bothnia line will bring about positive effects for business growth opportunities as well as for the population in the region.
The North Bothnia Line is a 270 km new railway section in the two northern most counties of Sweden i.e. the County of Norrbotten and the County of Västerbotten. The North Bothnia Line is a part of the Core Network in the Connecting Europe Facility, CEF. When finalized there will be a double track in the railway system in Northern Sweden: the main line and the North Bothnia Line.