The first scheduled freight train is now in service on the industrial track to the new freight port, Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm built the railway line, which will enable more sustainable transportation and expands the different transportation alternatives to and from the port.
On 9 June 2020, the first Green Cargo train ran along the new industrial track to Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm built just over 4 km of industrial track to connect Stockholm Norvik Port with the rail network, an investment of SEK 800 million.
“It’s great that the first train has arrived at Stockholm Norvik Port. The industrial track connects Stockholm Norvik Port to Sweden’s entire rail network and comprises an important precondition for sustainable transportation and for offering good service to our customers,” said Johan Wallén, Chief Commercial Officer at Ports of Stockholm.
Ports of Stockholm will be responsible for operating the railway line.
“Today the first train with containers ran on Green Cargo’s rail network from Stockholm Norvik Port. This is the result of a lot of planning as part of a rewarding and positive collaboration. Stockholm Norvik Port is a modern port with an infrastructure that can meet the market’s demand for increased rail frequency and capacity. Industries and customers primarily in Mälardalen, the Stockholm region and central Sweden are seeing an increased need for robust and reliable logistics solutions during the next few years. We’re pleased to be able to help meet that need,” added Robert Vintander, Branch Sales Manager at Green Cargo.
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