Prognosmetod för framtida kompetens- och resursbehov knutet till svensk infrastruktur för spårburen trafik: delrapport 1 av 3 i projektet Prognosmodell för framtida kompetens- och resursbehov knutet till svensk infrastruktur för spårburen trafik

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The development within railways is driven by an increased demand for sustainable and punctual transportation. The Swedish transport administration (Trafikverket) anticipates a growth in passenger transport work by 54% until 2040 compared to the levels at 2014. Trafikverket’s National plan for the transport system 2018–2029 describes the most comprehensive effort on railway infrastructure in Swedish modern history. This includes for example parts of the new high-speed track network with a planned total length of 1 500 km. Supplementary to this are the actions planned by other Swedish rail infrastructure managers for public transport. The rail sector has highlighted the need for efforts to strengthen the built-up of knowledge and competence in order to accommodate these future needs. For railway technical engineers the shortage in resources is already pronounced and difficult for the track entrepreneurs to handle. In an investigation by the Swedish construction federation (Sveriges Byggindustrier) the manpower shortage in this profession is estimated to 1 700 persons within a few years’ time.

This report forms the outcome from the first work stage in a research project purposed to develop a practically usable model for prediction of future needs of competence and resources associated with Swedish rail-bound infrastructure. The project is led by the Swedish national road and transport research institute (VTI) with financing from, and in collaboration with, Trafikverket. In their roles as owners of large infrastructure facilities for rail-bound transportation the Stockholm county council, the Traffic office of Gothenburg and the Tramways of Norrköping participate in the reference group of the project. The project outcome is expected to be valuable from several different aspects. Amongst others by offering information to educational institutions in sufficient time in advance in order for them to adjust the syllabus and extent in their long-time planning to meet the market needs. Moreover, the predicted results can constitute important grounds to consider in the strategic policy making both in public and private sectors.

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