The contract, which will be carried out by NCC and OHL in the consortium “Lund–Arlöv, four tracks”, comprises:
- two temporary rail tracks (to full standard) on the section from Hjärup to Arlöv that will be used during the course of the expansion work.
- four new tracks on the section from Flackarp to Arlöv, where the rail line will be restructured and sunk into the ground for around five kilometers of the route with an overbuild in Åkarp.
- refitting the stations in Hjärup, Åkarp and Burlöv.
- an option to build the Lund–Flackarp section.
This is one of the busiest rail lines in the whole of Sweden, so minimizing disruption is essential, not only for rail passengers, but also for the road users and pedestrians who are affected locally.
The project will be carried out in partnership with the Swedish Transport Administration. Work was scheduled to start in autumn 2017 and the project is expected to be completed by December 2023. If the option becomes a reality, the completion date will be changed to the end of 2024.
About Lund–Arlöv, four tracks:
In order to increase capacity and reduce traffic disruptions, the Swedish Transport Administration is expanding the Southern Main Line between Malmö and Lund from two to four tracks. Parts of the route between Lund and Arlöv will be built below ground level to cut noise disruption, and more and better crossings will be built over the tracks to improve accessibility.
More information about the project can be found at the Swedish Transport Administration website.
The architectural drawings show the station in Hjärup (Source: Swedish Transport Administration/Sweco) and the stations in Åkarp and Burlöv
(Source: Swedish Transport Administration/WSP).