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The West Coast Line (Swedish: Västkustbanan) is a railway line between Gothenburg and Copenhagen,[1] which runs along the West Coast of Sweden. It is electrified all the way, but in 2017 was still not complete, as the part through Varberg and the part between Helsingborg and Ängelholm are both single-track. In northern Helsingborg the track follows a 150 year old right of way, which is full of curves that have too small radii, together with a very steep climb.[2] Passing trains must not run faster than 30 km/h during inclement weather.

West Coast Line
Båstad station juli 2010.JPG
Båstad Station
TerminiGothenburg Central Station
Lund Central Station
OwnerSwedish Transport Administration
Operator(s)Swedish Transport Administration
Line length290 kilometres (180 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed200 km/h (120 mph)


  1. ^ "Västkustbanan". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 September 2010. (subscription required)
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