Peab to Build Double Track Railway Outside of Hallsberg in Sweden
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 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.
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 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 is the Nordic Community Builder with 16,000 employees and net sales of SEK 57 billion. Company headquarters are in Förslöv on Bjäre Peninsula in southern Sweden.