Regionförstorande effekter av höghastighetståg: visualisering av SAMPERS-resultat

Johan Håkansson
Gunnar Isacsson
Lena Wieweg

The purpose of this report is to cartographically visualize the potential increase in the geographical size of labor markets in those areas that would be affected by investments in tracks for high speed trains in Sweden. The VTI researchers have used forecasts on the number of work related trips by public transport that would result according to three different future scenarios. Two of them include investments in high speed rail but differ in terms of the exact location of where the tracks would be built. The third scenario is used as a reference and pertains to the option of not building any tracks for high speed trains. All forecasts are obtained from the national travel demand forecasting tool SAMPERS. This analysis suggests that the largest impact of high-speed rail is located in an area stretching between the metropolitan area of Gothenburg over the cities of Borås and Jönköping (in forecast region West) and then towards the area around the cities of Linköping and Norrköping (in forecast region Southeast). However, the forecasts indicate relatively small increases in labor market potentials, in general.



Shipping and the environment – research meets reality

Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) in co-operation with Ports of Stockholm invite you to the seminar Shipping and the environment – research meets reality.




The five-year anniversary of European Road Profile Users' Group (ERPUG) Forum will take place at Ramboll head quarter, Copenhagen, Denmark October 19-20, 2017.


Self-driving buses in Sweden next year?

A self-driving, fossil-free bus. This idea might become reality through a forthcoming collaborative project involving the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Linköping University and several other participants. The project group aim...


New climate-proof solutions for hard surfaces in cities

High-density road infrastructure that emphasise maximum durability and minimum maintenance create inflexible systems, which put increased stress on urban trees and lead to increased risk for flooding. Over the past five years, the ‘Climate-proof solutions for...


VTI is preparing for automated vehicles

Automation of traffic systems will lead to major changes. The European Union’s (EU) CoEXist research project began in June 2017 with the aim of preparing cities and road operators for the introduction of self-driving vehicles. The Swedish National Road and...


Vehicle Driver Monitoring: sleepiness and cognitive load

To prevent road crashes it is important to understand driver related contributing factors, which have been suggested to be the critical reason in 94 per cent of crashes. The overall aim of the project Vehicle Driver Monitoring has been to advance the...


Tomas Svensson new director-general

Tomas Svensson was today appointed Director-General of VTI. Tomas has been acting Director-General since January 2017.