January 28, 2021

The train ferry is an important alternative in the event of disturbances on the Öresund Bridge, says Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration).

The Swedish Transport Administration submitted its report and analysis to the government on the train ferry connection between Trelleborg and Rostock as a long-term sustainable transport route.

  • Despite reduced freight flow, it is an important alternative in the event of disruptions on the Öresund Bridge.
  • Although freight transport by train ferries has decreased significantly, the train ferry connection is an important alternative for freight transport by train. However, there is much to suggest that transport will continue to decrease when the Fehmarn Belt connection is completed.
  • The study shows that several alternative transport solutions for freight transport between Sweden and the continent are crucial and need to be secured. It should be analysed as soon as possible which long-term transport alternatives, with or without train ferries, can be created for freight transport by rail.
  • Some form of financial support may be required if the train ferry is to be maintained.

Stena Line operates the route Trelleborg – Rostock with ropax train ferries SKÅNE and MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN.