Transdev has signed a number of operating contracts in Sweden, including for suburban rail, worth around 1.2 billion euros.
These contracts are part of Transdev’s plans to develop its operations in Europe in both the bus and rail sectors.
After Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) issued a Europe-wide call for tenders, it awarded Transdev three new public transport contracts worth 1.2 billion euros for the operation of suburban trains as well as buses in Stockholm’s northern areas.
With regards to the railways, Transdev is to operate the trains on the Roslagen railway network, which measures 65km with 38 stations. It is a suburban rail network departing from Stockholm East Station. It is made up of three lines, which serve Kårsta, Österskär and Näsbypark. Transdev will start operating these services in April 2021 under a contract that will run until 2033 (12 years).
During the contract term SL will invest in the Roslagen network, constructing double tracks and a new depot in Vallentuna. SL will also build a new station in Arninge.
Between 2022 and 2024 a total of 22 new trains will gradually be introduced to allow for more frequent trains.
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