Swedish Transport Administration will be instructed to conduct a procurement procedure, with the aim of establishing night train services between Malmö and Brussels, and Stockholm and Hamburg by August 2022.
The government is making its largest investment for an international night train to reduce carbon emissions, at SEK 400 million. The exact annual breakdown will be specified in the autumn budget.
Project for night train services was already established by April 2020, but further developed and integrated as a Covid response, considering the scale of the project and its investments. Train services are expected to operate for at most four years, with the possibility of a two-year extension.