Strukton Rail has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) to construct the Stockholm City Line, a 6km underground railway line in Stockholm, Sweden.
The €23m contract involves the construction of the whole line, including related systems.
The Stockholm City Line, when completed in 2017, will run through a tunnel under central Stockholm, and will separate the ‘pendeltåg’ suburban shuttle from the other train traffic operating through Stockholm city centre.
The finished line will double track capacity in Stockholm.
Strukton’s new contract consists of the construction of the complete track between the existing stations of Tomteboda and Stockholm-South, including power supply, signaling, catenary and telecommunications, as well as the installation of fire alarms along the entire stretch.
Part of the construction work under the contract will be executed in the tunnel under Lake Mälaren.
Strukton regional manager Johnny Berg said that the company is delighted to have won Trafikverket’s confidence and looks forward to building the track system for the Citybanan.
"This is an enormous investment that affects many, and the new line will be a boost for all Stockholm commuters," Berg said.
"For us, the project is also interesting because we use new methods of work and will have a broad collaboration with other stakeholders.".
The Swedish branch of Strukton Rail supplies rail technology and is engaged in particular on maintenance, new construction and renovation of rail projects in Scandinavia, with 500 employees in Sweden.
Image: Part of the construction work under the contract will be executed in a tunnel under Lake Mälaren. Photo: Trafikverket.