Kartläggning av personal med järnvägsspecifik kompetens knuten till svensk infrastruktur för spårburen trafik: delrapport 2 av 3 i projektet ”Prognosmodell för framtida kompetens- och resursbehov knutet till svensk infrastruktur för spårburen trafik”

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The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has increased the budget for railway operation and maintenance by 47 % for 2018–2029, compared to the previous period. The provision of public transport is increasing as existing lines are expanding and due to the construction of new railway, tram and metro track infrastructure. To ensure the realisation of these infrastructure projects, the railway industry will require a certain amount of competence and resources. The trade organisation, the Swedish Construction Federation (Sveriges Byggindustrier) forecasted a shortage of 1 700 railway workers within track technology, electric technology, signalling technology and tele operations in the coming years, suggesting that the realisation of future infrastructure projects could become challenging.

This report is the second of three deliveries from a research project with the purpose to provide a practical model to forecast the required resources and competences for future railway infrastructure in Sweden. The project is performed by The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), financed by, and in cooperation with The Swedish Transport Administration. The composition of competence and age for personnel within construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure is depicted in this report. The information and data in this report is basis for the prognosis of competences and resources required in the future. Private agents (railway contractors and consultant companies) and public agents (infrastructure managers for regional and local transportation) in Sweden are included in this study. In addition, railway specific educational programs and courses at upper secondary school, polytechnical- and university levels, currently offered in Sweden are presented.

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