The East Coast Line will be expanded between Uppsala and the county border with Stockholm. It will be easier to take the train, more departures to choose from and safer arrival times.
Two more tracks, about 23 km, will be built from Uppsala to the county border between Uppsala and Stockholm. Two new stations will be built at Bergsbrunna and Alsike.
Increases capacity, availability and robustness on the East Coast Line between Uppsala and Stockholm.
Planning stage: Develops railway plan including location investigation and environmental impact.
About the project
Stockholm is one of Europe's fastest growing capital regions, and this is especially true of the Uppsala-Stockholm route. Growth, in turn, places high demands on infrastructure capacity. Traffic on the East Coast Line during rush hour is so intense today that the capacity ceiling at certain times is reached for what the existing railway can handle.
The Swedish Transport Administration has been commissioned by the government to investigate an expansion with two additional tracks and new stations on the route between Uppsala Central Station and the county border with Stockholm.
Four tracks Uppsala provides the conditions for sustainable passenger and freight transport. The region is growing and both regional trains, long-distance trains and freight trains will have the opportunity to increase their frequency on the existing railway. When two tracks become four, more trains can run more frequently and punctually.
A track expansion makes it possible to handle commuter rail traffic and long-distance traffic separately, and thus new stations along the route can also be built, which is in line with the municipalities' planning.
Short facts about Four tracks Uppsala
- 23 km double-track mainline
- 2 counties (Uppsala and Stockholm)
- 3 municipalities (Uppsala, Knivsta and Sigtuna)
- 2 new travel hubs (Bergsbrunna in Uppsala, Alsike in Knivsta)
- Construction is planned to commence in 2026 (north stretch) and in 2028 (south stretch)
Here you can find information on what has already been done and where in the process we currently are.