Strukton Rail has been awarded the maintenance contract for Stockholm’s soon-to-be completed City Line.
The City Line contract is one of two new maintenance contracts awarded by Trafikverket to Strukton for the provision of preventive and corrective maintenance on Stockholm’s commuter rail network.
The City Line, or Citbanan, is a new six-kilometre underground rail link which is due to open next year. The line will divert Stockholm commuter traffic off the main line and free up capacity around Stockholm Central station.
Strukton Rail was involved in the construction of the line and has now been awarded a five-year contract, commencing on September 1 this year, to maintain it.
The second contract involves the maintenance of the track and systems between Stuvsta and Sörentorp, and Tomteboda and Sundbyberg. Like the other contract, this is a five-year agreement but includes an option for an additional 1 + 1 year.
Lars Schyllander, regional manager at Strukton Rail, said: “We are very excited about this new contract for central Stockholm.
“We are responsible for the maintenance of the same tracks today, but the new maintenance contract also includes round-the-clock fault clearing services in case of faults during train services.
“This central and important position requires of course that we will be quickly on site if anything happens.”