Engineering and consulting group Systra has been chosen for the tramway project in Uppsala, Sweden.
The company will compile a programme document and provide support to the regional and municipal authorities for the tramway design.
It will offer solutions for technology choices, routing, stops, yards and vehicles.
As part of an ambitious Swedish Government initiative, the project aims to reintroduce light rail to Uppsala after the first tramway network was demolished in 1953.
The government plans to build around 70,000 homes in Uppsala county and new main line stations at Nyala, south of Uppsala, and Bergsbrunna near Knivsta on the railway line between Uppsala and Stockholm.
Systra business development manager Andreas Persson said: “We are very proud to have received this assignment. We are a world-leading player in tramways and our historic references in this field were important factors in our being selected.”
The tramway project will not only fulfil the transportation needs of Uppsala but also reduce atmospheric pollution.
By easing traffic congestion, the new tramway network will provide a reliable, fast, sustainable and safe transportation solution.
The construction will commence in 2023-24 and is expected to be completed in 2029.
In November, Systra secured a contract for the Dhaka Metro project in Bangladesh.
The company was contracted by the implementing agency Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) to provide consulting services for the detailed design of the Northern Route of Line-5 of the Dhaka Metro.
Work also included tender assistance and construction supervision of the metro line.
The services will be provided by Systra’s teams based in India.