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Sweco wins EUR 6 million project for new light rail in Finland

Sweco is contracted to design 19 new stations for the first tramway in Turku, Finland, as part of an alliance valued at around EUR 6 million.

Sweco wins EUR 6 million project for new light rail in Finland

The new tramway will extend for approximately 12 kilometres with 19 stops from the harbour via the city centre to the Varissuo area. The tramway will increase the capacity of Turku’s public transport, accelerate the city’s growth and support the achievement of the city’s climate goals.

“We are excited to be involved in designing the new tramway in Turku. This is a comprehensive urban development project that will impact the development of the city, and its urban region, for decades to come. The establishment of a sustainable public transport system will contribute to Turku’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2029 and, in the future, becoming one of the world’s leading cities in the climate transition and in protecting nature,” says Thomas Hietto, President of Sweco Finland.

The development phase will start in April 2024 and based on a preliminary estimation, construction will take place between 2026 and 2031. Passenger traffic is expected to start in the early 2030s.

The large-scale project will be implemented through an alliance model consisting of Sweco, GRK Suomi, Ramboll Finland and NRC Group Finland.

Sweco is a leading European consultancy in transportation, with 6,000 experts in mobility and active travel, electrification and fossil-free fuels, traffic safety, and climate adaptation of infrastructure. Sweco has extensive experience from rail projects across Europe and is part of expanding the light rail system in the City of Tampere and Helsinki in Finland.

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