Birds halt Umeå rail line
James Savage · 15 Jun 2006, 13:11
Published: 15 Jun 2006 13:11 GMT+02:00
The controversial stretch of line is the last part of the new Botniabana railway, a 190 kilometre track linking towns and cities on the sparsely populated Norrland coast.
The part of the line that has been stopped crosses Umedeltat, south of Umeå, which is designated a nature protection area.
The Umeå Environmental Court had previously given permission for the line to be built, but the appeal court has told it to reconsider.