Harbor Island (Next Norrkoping)
Type of solution: Spatial planning
Node: No node. Example comes from Norrkoping, Sweden
Link or contact: https://next.norrkoping.se/in-english/ https://www.kombiconsult.eu/neptun/neptun.php/oktopus/download/287
The development in the Swedish city of Norrköping (130.000 inhabitants) might be inspiring. The city is situated 165 km southwest of Stockholm and is transforming fast due to the building of a new high-speed
rail line linking the Swedish capital with Gothenburg and Malmö including a new railway station in Norrköping. At this moment the existing rail link is heavily used by both passenger and freight transport.
The new high-speed railway connection will create conditions for improving freight transport and activities at both the corridor and the local level. At corridor level the new high-speed rail link will leave
extra capacity at the existing rail link for freight trains (also causing less mixing of freight and passengers traffic). At local level, harbor and logistics activities will be concentrated on a ‘Harbor Island’ that will be
developed North of the city at the former harbor area, while a new harbor extension is created to the east in seaward direction. Several smaller distribution centers that are currently scattered in the city and
thereby disturbing the city life will be relocated to the Harbor Island. A new, consolidated logistic center will be developed in the new harbor area as well.