Systra will support the development of detailed plans for the project by the regional and municipal governments, and will provide recommendations for the route, stops, technology choices, depots, and vehicles. Systra will also draft a programme document for the project.
Construction of the line is scheduled to begin between 2023 and 2024, and is due to be completed in 2029. The line will link Bergsbrunna station, via the Fyrisån, Ultuna and Gottsunda districts, to Uppsala city centre.
This will be the first light rail line in the city since the closure of Uppsala’s tram network in 1953. The project will support wider plans by the Swedish government to construct 70,000 new homes in Uppsala county and create new main line stations at Nyala and Bergsbrunna, on the Stockholm - Uppsala line.
Construction of the Bergsbrunna - Gottsunda section will be partially funded through a SKr 900m grant from the Swedish government awarded through its national plan for transport infrastructure 2018-2029.
However, funding options for the remaining Uppsala Central - Gottsunda - Ultuna section remain under consideration by the city council.
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