The major Swedish city of Gothenburg is confronted with a growing traffic problem.
Of the 1.02 million inhabitants of Greater Gothenburg, 450,000 live outside the city. A good 175,000 commuters clog up the traffic routes in the conurbation every day, the majority of them travelling in their own cars. A more efficient high-speed rail network would significantly alleviate the situation.
A new railway tunnel is under construction in the centre of Gothenburg for the essential western connection (Swedish: Västlänken) required for the tunnel. Two chestnut trees and a beech tree were transplanted in November 2018 to make way for it. Similarly, the main station will be converted from a terminus to an underground transit station.
The final aim of the project is to significantly reduce travel times on the Gothenburg public transport network. We’re helping them!