Green Party spokesperson Isabella Lövin has announced that the government will invite the opposition to talks on a new high-speed network between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Talking to Dagens Industri (DI), Lövin describes a Swedish Transport Administration plan to limit train speeds to 250 km/h as “unrealistic” and indicates that the government wants rail links that would allow trains to travel at 320 km/h by 2035.
The Centre Party and the Christian Democrats are positive, although the Moderates and the Liberals have already rejected the project, which is estimated to cost SEK 235 billion. Lövin says it is not necessary to have all four alliance parties on board and she hopes an agreement can be struck later in the spring.
She believes state-owned airport operator Swedavia should shelve plans to build a fourth runway at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, pointing out that the government has not agreed to an expansion.
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