The 5.5km nine-station double-track line will connect Lund Central station with Science Village, serving employment centres and research institutions in the northeast of city.
The budget for infrastructure is SKr 776m ($US 87.8m) with a further SKr 175m for rolling stock and SKr 180m for the line's depot. Last year Skanska Sweden was awarded a contract to design and build the line’s infrastructure.
Services will be operated by a fleet of seven 30m-long low-floor LRVs which will be 2.65m wide and capable of accommodating up to 130 passengers (at 2 passengers m2).
The project is due to be completed by 2019 and extensions to Dalby and Staffanstorp are proposed in the longer-term.
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