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MTR awarded Stockholm commuter rail concession

Stockholm County Council has awarded MTR a 10-year contract to operate the city’s suburban rail services.

The StockholmPendeltåg concession covers a 241-kilometre network spread across four routes: Bålsta-Nynäshamn, Märsta-Södertälje, Södertälje-Gnesta and Älvsjö-Uppsala.

Launching on December 11 next year, the concession, which includes a four-year optional extension, also requires MTR to manage the network’s 53 stations and oversee the maintenance of rolling stock.

MTR Nordic, the Swedish subsidiary of MTR Corporation, estimates that the contract is worth SEK 30 billion (€3.2 billion) over the course of the full 14 years.

In September, MTR’s concession to operate the Stockholm Metro was extended by six years until 2023.

Earlier this year, MTR also launched a new open access intercity services, MTR Express, between Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Correction: The fourth route included in the StockholmPendeltåg concession is Älvsjö-Uppsala not Fairfield-Uppsala as originally stated.

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