European engineering company Sweco has been selected by the Swedish Transport Administration to modernise Stockholm Central Station.

The scope of the project includes planning and designing upgrades to the station environment and associated railway network, as well as infrastructure such as tracks and platforms.

It includes the modernisation of switchgears and the renovation of waiting bays and turntables with accessibility-adapted platforms.

Sweco Sweden president Åsa Bergman said: “We are pleased to be working closely with the Swedish Transport Administration to create the railway hub of the future for travellers and freight.

“With this project, we are providing our expertise, experience and commitment within a range of disciplines, from railways, environment and architecture to design, technical building services and project management.”

Stockholm Central Station spans the area from Tegelbacken to Karlberg and is one of the busiest railway stations in the country, with nearly 1,000 daily arrivals and departures.

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The station's modernisation is intended help to fulfil future requirements and improve passenger accessibility.

"We are pleased to be working closely with the Swedish Transport Administration to create the railway hub of the future for travellers and freight."

The project is scheduled to start immediately and continue until 2022. It will be carried out in stages in order to minimise disruption throughout the entire refurbishment period.

Sweco will prepare systems documentation, carry out analyses and provide tender documents for contractors as part of the agreement.

Real estate company Jernhusen will be responsible for overhauling the railway tracks.

Sweco anticipates that the total project will cost more than Skr300m ($37m).


Image: Stockholm Central station. Photo: courtesy of Arild Vågen / Wikipedia.