Positive future prospects for Oslo-Sthlm 2.55 when the Swedish Transport Administration and the Railway Directorate release hopeful report on the project


The Swedish Transport Administration and the Railway Directorate have released a report that investigated the rail connection between Stockholm and Oslo. The report points out that the project is feasible and now it is up to the politicians in Sweden and Norway to come to an agreement.

Oslo–Sthlm 2.55, a publicly owned company that works for a shorter journey time between the Norwegian and Swedish capitals. The company has worked for several years to implement the connection between Oslo and Stockholm.

Jonas Karlsson, CEO of Oslo–Sthlm 2.55, is happy and hopeful after the release of the report:

- The report shows what we have been saying for several years, that the project is feasible, operationally profitable and that there is also a great benefit for travelers and climate benefit.

It is a cross-border project in several ways. It is about connecting two capitals, getting two governments, two authorities to work together to get a successful result. It remains to be seen how the newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Andreas Carlson will handle the future of the railway in Sweden.

Jonas Karlsson remains positive.

- Now the ball is in the politicians' court! The authorities have recommended further investigation and are now awaiting word from the two governments.

Fact box about Oslo-Stockholm 2.55:

Oslo-Stockholm 2.55 AB is a company owned by Karlstad Municipality, Värmland Region, Västmanland Region, Örebro County Region, Västerås City and Örebro Municipality. The company's aim is to speed up the expansion of better train traffic between Oslo and Stockholm and on the sections in between.

Read the entire report on the Swedish Transport Administration's website: PDF Swedish Transport Administration