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Svealand Railway maintenance contract renewed

14 September 2017

Strukton Rail has renewed the daily maintenance contract for the Svealandsbanan (Svealand Railway) running between Södertälje and Valskog. The contract was awarded by the Trafikverket and will start on 1 October 2018.

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Strukton is currently responsible for the maintenance of the Svealand Railway. Having won the new contract, Strukton will continue its long-term ambition to keep the railway in good condition and contribute to trains running on time.

“We are pleased to be continuing our work. This new assignment is proof that the Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration) is satisfied with our efforts, and we would like to continue this good cooperation”

Joakim Ahlström, contract manager at Strukton Rail

All in all, the Svealand Railway has 138 switches and 196 kilometres of rail with associated technology. The assignment involves maintaining and inspecting rails, electrical installations and signals. During the winter, Strukton clears snow and ice from rails, switches and train stations, and grits platforms on behalf of passenger safety.

This assignment shall last until 30 September 2023 and may then be extended by two years. The contract is worth more than EUR 74 million (SEK 256 million).

For further information about Strukton Rail’s work on the Svealand Railway, contact Joakim Ahlström, +46 (0)10-480 56 30, joakim.ahlstrom@strukton.se.

Facts about Svealand Railway

The Svealand Railway is an electrified railway that serves both freight and passenger traffic. It was rebuilt in the 1990s and is therefore one of Sweden’s youngest railways. The exception is the Eskilstuna–Rekarne–Valskog route, which was upgraded instead of being rebuilt. The total length of the railway is 196 km including double tracks on the route between Nykvarn and Läggesta and between Eskilstuna and Folkesta. Further expansion is now underway with a double track being laid between Strängnäs and Härad. The project includes a close to three-kilometre-long tunnel and a new station building in Strängnäs. Everything is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.