Peab builds double track railway outside of Hallsberg

Peab has been commissioned to build 13 kilometers double track railway and grade separated intersections between Jakobshyttan and Degerön. The customer is the Swedish Transport Administration and the contract is worth SEK 477 million.

The stretch is part of the Godsstråket genom Bergslagen line and it is vital to freight carriage in Sweden and out in Europe. The tracks are in constant use and the railroad is heavily congested.

Peab has been commissioned to build 13 kilometers double tracks for the most part in the existing railway but a section of the stretch will be completely new. The project also includes noise protection measures, several bridges over the railroad and underpasses that increase car traffic safety and make it possible for pedestrians and bicyclists to traverse the area. 

“This railroad stretch is an important section of infrastructure and we look forward to being part of enabling more environmentally adapted transportation by building double tracks on it. Our previous experience and expertise compiled from other railroad projects we’ve done will serve us well,” says Thomas Larsson, Product Manager Peab Civil Engineering.

The project is a turnkey contract and the most southern of the six stages in the double track expansion on the five mile long stretch between Hallsberg and Degerön. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024.

The project will be order registered in the second quarter 2021.


Image/Illustration: The Swedish Transport Administration


For further information, please contact:

Thomas Larsson, Product Manager Peab Civil Engineering, +46 733 37 36 17

Juha Hartomaa, Head of Investor Relations Peab, +46 725 33 31 45

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