Stockholm’s strong growth puts pressure on transport system and public transit development, with new attractive and competitive transport options
Light Rail for Stockholm
Meet the Public Transport Demand
Public transit is land-efficient but must be attractive and competitive to respond to people's increasing travel needs. To support an enhanced labour, people also need to commute efficiently to and from regional centers. Public transport has an important role to play as a catalyst for land development to provide homes for all new residents in the region. Investments in public transport are a way to influence urban development and help developers and businesses to build and establish themselves in strategic positions. Revenue from selling land may also contribute to public transport financing.
Extending the Tramway Network
Tramway South is an investment that improves travel possibilities to and within southern Stockholm. The tramway shortens the distance between the regional urban centers, Flemingsberg and Kungens kurva/Skärholmen towards Fruängen and Älvsjö. The tramway has its own track system, where a complete depot is needed for vehicle maintenance.
The two-phase track route expansion involves first building a tramway between Flemingsberg and Center of Skärholmen, then extending the track route to Centre of Älvsjö.
Assessing the Tramway Impact on the Community
WSP has studied four depot locations along the planned track route and carried out cost estimation for the depot alternatives. We estimated vehicle costs as well, in order to identify future functional and technical requirements. We have also investigated the future of the tramway considering the City of Stockholm’s strategies and development.
Beyond the depot studies, WSP has performed passenger forecasts and economic calculations of alternative tramway stretches and altered bus service. We also made a summary of how infrastructure affects growth, the structuring characteristics of traffic systems and the social effects of transport investments.