With double track included, the contract covers 310 railway kilometres of lines.
The contract comes into effect on 1 October 2014 and will be valid for an initial five years with possible one-year extensions. The first five years have a contract value of SEK367m (£32.9m).
Strukton will maintain the Nynäsbanan (Nynäs Line) and the Västra stambanan (Western Main Line) between Älvsjö and Gnesta. The Västra stambanan is the main railway line between Stockholm and Gothenburg. The line is electrified and consists mostly of double track, except some four-track sections. The Nynäs Line is a 55km-long line between Älvsjö and Nynäshamn. The line is electrified and double-track on the 22km section from Älvsjö to Västerhaninge.
The company will be reponsible for the railway engineering, power supply, catenary and signalling. Repairs and corrective maintenance are included. “We have been looking forward to assuming responsibility for these track sections,” said Strukton Rail’s regional director Ann-Sofie Lindström. “They will become a natural geographical continuation of the railway maintenance we are doing in central Stockholm, where we already have an established and effective group of technicians who know both the area and track system very well. The preparation of the contract start is in full swing.”