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BOTNIABANAN En liten länk i ett större järnvägssystem?: Om Botniabanans samhällseffekter och jämförelser med svenska järnvägar
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 2010, at the east coast of Sweden’s sparsely populated North, a new mode of travel was introduced to connect the region via high-speed railway, Botniabanan, and with no regional history questions on the regional effects of this new mode of travel are spurred. This paper addresses such questions in terms of, firstly, comparing the intended and potential regional effects of the railway and, secondly, by comparing the project with other Swedish railroad investments. The results show that, despite reasonably favorable preconditions both theoretically and geographically, the profitability and the function of the project turned out considerably lower than expected and its regional effects are still unclear, pending further investments in neighboring systems. Reasons for optimism, however, can be found in the broadly defined benefits that due to methodological issues were excluded from cost-benefit calculations, as well as in beneficial effects of other contemporary Swedish railroad investments. In the case of contemporary railroad investments varying circumstances and research agendas impede a well-defined conclusion, but high-speed railway connection in contemporary Sweden shows potential.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 26 p.
Keyword [sv]
Botniabanan, Järnväg, svensk järnväg
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124392OAI: diva2:951482
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Geografi, för kandidatexamen
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
2016-05-30, Samhällshuset, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 08:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved

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