Sweco part of designing a new tramline in Helsinki

Sweco part of designing a new tramline in Helsinki

8 April 2020

As part of investment in a growing tramline network in Helsinki, Finland, Sweco in alliance with Destia and WSP will provide services to Helsinki City Transport, HKL, for construction of the new Kalasatama tramline. 

“I am extremely happy that Sweco will be part of developing sustainable public transportation in the Helsinki region. This will improve the everyday life for thousands of people. Sweco is the leading railway design expert in Northern Europe and the assignment is an important contribution to growing cities that need to reach their carbon neutral targets,” says Markku Varis, Business Area President Sweco Finland.

The Kalasatama tramline will be 4.5 kilometres long and the aim is to begin service in 2024. About 40 Sweco employees will be involved in the project.

“This project will support the development of sustainable Helsinki, and the expansion of the transportation network,” says Mikko Asikainen, Project Manager of Helsinki City Transport HKL.

Besides the Kalasatama tramline project, Sweco is a design partner in every ongoing tramline project in Finland: Kruunusillat connection in Helsinki, Raide-Jokeri in Helsinki and Espoo, and Tampere Tramway.

For additional information, please contact:

Markku Varis, Business Area President Sweco Finland, tel. +358 400 478 548, markku.varis@sweco.fi

Heini Jokinen, Press Contact, Sweco Finland, tel. +358 40 718 0063, heini.jokinen@sweco.fi 

Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 17,000 employees in Europe, we offer our clients 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 20.6 billion (EUR 1.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com.