Sweden's Gov't gives nod to new railway to port of Gävle project
Sweden´s government has approved the construction of a new 2-kilometer-long railway track to port of Gävle/Yilport Gävle. The project, expected to start in November, will include new infrastructure that will be electrified and therefore significantly smarter and” greener”, Yilport said Friday in its news release.
This is an important advantage for users of the port. The new and updated railway-connection save significant time and give environmental gains as it with this new infrastructure it will no longer be necessary to switch from electric to diesel locomotives. Further efficiency gains are also expected with this new railway as trains from all directions can go straight to the harbor without today's time-consuming shifting movements in central Gävle.
About Port of Gävle
Strategically located just north of Stockholm and right next to the industrial Central Sweden region, Port of Gävle is a natural east coast hub for import and export. From here, wood and steel are shipped out to the world and raw materials for industry come in. Every day ten or so trains and about 1000 lorries pass through the gates of Port of Gävle. Some 1000 ships touch port every year and around 5 million tonnes of freight are handled. There is capacity to double these volumes over the coming 15 years.
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