Following the four-party deal struck last Friday, which would allow Stefan Löfven to become prime minister for a second term, plans to build high-speed train lines in Sweden appeared to gain fresh momentum.
The problem is however that the four parties have not earmarked any funds specifically for the project; instead they have proposed that SEK 700 billion should be spent on maintaining and operating Sweden’s railways and roads up until 2029 and on building new infrastructure.
The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), which is responsible for the infrastructure, says that the deal does not change anything. Furthermore, an expressed desire by the four parties to speed up the construction of the North Bothnia Line could lead to other project cuts.
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