Sweco to manage design of new underground commuter rail line in Helsinki

Sweco has been commissioned to procure and manage the design of the City Rail Loop, which is Helsinki’s major investment in a new commuter rail line under the city. The new railway will improve public transport in Helsinki, while at the same time relieving the national long-distance rail traffic. Sweco has been commissioned by the Finnish Transport Agency and the contract is valued at EUR 3.4 million.

– The City Rail Loop is a very challenging project and it is our expertise in underground structures and experience from similar assignments that won over the client, says Jyrki Keinänen, President of Sweco's project management operations in Finland.

In addition to procurement and design management, Sweco will also be responsible for procurement of some of the expertise required in performing the actual construction work. The final result will be a seven kilometer long railway track, six kilometers underground, with three associated stations. The City Rail Loop is going to ease congestion for the long-distance trains to the central station in the middle of Helsinki. The commuter trains will run in the new tunnel and have close links to subway and bus services, leading to smoother commuter traffic.

For additional information contact:

Jyrki Keinänen, President of Sweco PM, tel +358 (0)20 752 7231

Sweco is an international consulting group with combined expertise in consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Sweco has annual sales of approximately SEK 6.7 billion and around 7,700 employees in the Nordic region and Central and Eastern Europe. The company has projects currently underway in some 80 countries worldwide. Sweco is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.

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Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.5 billion (EUR 1.7 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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