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The Swedish Transport Administration: Creating a rail infrastructure for the future

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) manages the country’s road and rail infrastructure. There are around 50 train companies transporting goods and people on 14,000 km of track. The organisation is working on a major programme to digitalise the way it manages rail traffic.

One goal is to move from paper-based processes to an automated system to give Trafikverket the tools they need to deal with an increasingly busy railway network. Our experts are bringing their experience from large-scale digital projects to provide advice and support for this highly complex work. We’re working on the roll-out plan and process and organisation design that will be critical to the digitalisation. We’re helping to make sure Trafikverket has the right solution, the right skills and right organisation to manage the future system. 

What’s equally critical is our work coordinating all the different elements of the project. That’s making sure everyone talks to each other and knows what the timescales are and how they all fit together. And all this is being done while keeping their current business running.

While implementation of the full digitalisation project is some years away, our work means the project is on track and everyone working on it is focused on a common goal. That’s underpinned by clear collaboration and communication across the project which will make this fundamental transformation a reality.

Successful implementation of the digitalisation project will mean planners can make more sophisticated forecasts of future traffic, accommodate more trains and deal with incidents more effectively. That’s going to bring real benefits to Swedish society which, by virtue of its geography, depends on the railway for efficient, and green, transport of goods and people.

Contact the government and public sector team

Joacim Sundell

Joacim Sundell

Country Head and Transport expert