The East Link (Ostlänken) is planned as a new double-track high-speed railway in the eastern part of Central Sweden. Ostlänken shall be part of the future high-speed railway running between Sweden’s metropolitan centres and the Scandinavian capital regions. The line will have stations at Vagnhärad, Nyköping, Skavsta Airport, Norrköping and Linköping.
The Eastern Link will create opportunities for:
•Faster travel between the city regions.
•More straightforward commuting – enlargement of the region.
•Increased rail freight when the fast passenger trains move over to East Link. There will be more capacity for transport on goods trains on the Southern and Western Main Lines, which today carry passenger trains.
•Improved reliability in the rail system.
The government has referred to Ostlänken as being the largest investment in the national plan for the transport system for the period 2014-2025. The entire Ostlänken – East Link – shall be fully operational for traffic in 2028.