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Sweco wins SEK 400 million contract from the Swedish Transport Administration for project planning of a new railway along parts of the East Coast Line between Uppsala and Stockholm

July 11, 2024 | Press release

Sweco will assist the Swedish Transport Administration with various consulting services to enable an extensive expansion of stretches of the East Coast Line between Uppsala and Stockholm. The order value for Sweco is estimated at about SEK 400 million. The contract, which will run from 2024 until 2035, will comprise project planning in railways, roads and road structures, building construction, architecture, water and sewage as well as consulting in environmental and digital solutions. The aim of the expansion “Four tracks Uppsala” is to meet the increased need for sustainable passenger and freight transport in the area between Uppsala and Stockholm.

The regions around Uppsala and Stockholm are growing rapidly and the two-track railway that connects the cities today has reached maximum capacity both for passenger traffic and for freight. To increase the capacity and punctuality of rail traffic, the Swedish Transport Administration has been commissioned by the government to complete a comprehensive expansion of the line.

Sweco’s contract comprises preparing construction documents and tender documentation for two new rail tracks, new grade-separated crossings and a new station in Bergsbrunna for the new stretch of the East Coast Line running from Uppsala Central Station to the new station in Bergsbrunna. At the same time, Uppsala Central Station will be expanded to accommodate more trains and passengers.

“We are delighted with the Swedish Transport Administration’s continued confidence and we are looking forward to advising in this comprehensive and complicated infrastructure project that will be crucially important for passengers and businesses in the rapidly growing regions around Uppsala and Stockholm. It will be possible to transport more freight in a climate-smart manner and, for passengers, the expansion will result in more punctual trains, more departures and more convenient sustainable travel,” says Ann-Louise Lökholm Klasson, Business Area President of Sweco in Sweden.

“Sweco has extensive experience of complex railway projects and other forms of rail traffic, and we contribute our expertise to a number of customer projects in Sweden and wider afield in Europe. Major, necessary investments are now being made in Europe to increase the share of sustainable travel and transportation in the ongoing green transition. The ambitious expansion here for increased sustainable travel is therefore positive for Sweden’s development and competitiveness,” says Ann-Louise Lökholm Klasson. 

Sweco is a leading European consultancy in the field of transportation, with 6,000 experts in mobility and active travel, electrification and fossil-free fuels, traffic safety, and climate adaptation of infrastructure. Sweco’s experts deliver technical expertise in the investigation and project planning of new tracks and railways as well as operation and maintenance of existing tracks and accompanying infrastructure, to players in the railway sector throughout Europe.
 

Background:

About the East Coast Line
The East Coast Line runs between Sundsvall and Stockholm and plays an important role in linking the regions of Sweden. The line between Uppsala and Stockholm is one of the busiest in the country, largely due to commuting between Uppsala and the capital region as well as travel to Arlanda Airport. The East Coast Line is also an important link for freight traffic.

 

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