Sweco part of designing a new tramline in Helsinki
As part of investment in a growing tramline network in Helsinki, Finland, Sweco in alliance with Destia and WSP will provide services to Helsinki City Transport, HKL, for construction of the new Kalasatama tramline.
“I am extremely happy that Sweco will be part of developing sustainable public transportation in the Helsinki region. This will improve the everyday life for thousands of people. Sweco is the leading railway design expert in Northern Europe and the assignment is an important contribution to growing cities that need to reach their carbon neutral targets,” says Markku Varis, Business Area President Sweco Finland.
The Kalasatama tramline will be 4.5 kilometres long and the aim is to begin service in 2024. About 40 Sweco employees will be involved in the project.
“This project will support the development of sustainable Helsinki, and the expansion of the transportation network,” says Mikko Asikainen, Project Manager of Helsinki City Transport HKL.
Besides the Kalasatama tramline project, Sweco is a design partner in every ongoing tramline project in Finland: Kruunusillat connection in Helsinki, Raide-Jokeri in Helsinki and Espoo, and Tampere Tramway.