The railway between Piteå and Älvsbyn and between Skellefteå and Bastuträsk is in poor condition, and therefore the speed is temporarily reduced. The railway lines are important for business because they are used to transport goods to and from Upper Norrland, for example copper slag, round timber, sawn timber and paper rolls. Our track changes will ensure that we have a reliable railway and can raise the speed to 90 km/h again. The railway will also be easier and cheaper to maintain.
The upgrading of the railway between Långsele and Västeraspby is in demand, not least from the business community who want to increase transport by rail. Our upgrading of the track will ensure that it regains its former function, which provides the conditions for environmentally friendly transport on the route. In addition to efficient transport, the railway becomes an important link for diverting traffic between the main line and the line along the coast.