NCC has secured a SEK1bn ($152m) contract from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) to construct a maintenance plant at the company’s new subway depot in Norsborg, Stockholm, Sweden.
The new subway depot is part of SL’s three-stage package to improve and increase the frequency of subway services on the Red Line.
The upgrade features new subway trains, a new signal system and a new depot.
Planned to be built inside SL’s track area, near the Norsborg subway station, the new subway depot is expected to be completed in autumn 2016.
The project features a maintenance depot for the subway system with maintenance space and offices at ground level.
Plans also include a washing facility for the train underground and the construction of tracks, electricity, signal systems and telecommunications at both ground level and underground.
NCC said the earthworks are due to commence in June 2013, which will lead up to construction of the actual concrete tunnel later in the year.
The new depot will also allow SL to keep the carriages at Norsborg, where they will be at the end of the line when daily services start.
NCC Construction Sweden head of department for civil engineering in Stockholm Carina Angarth said, "Together with SL, we will contribute to providing improved public transport services to Stockholm and the people of Stockholm, which is of vital importance to future social development in Stockholm."
NCC said the project will be booked in the second quarter of 2013 and registed among orders in tthe NCC Construction Sweden business area.
Image: The new subway depot will be built inside SL’s track area, near the Norsborg subway station. Photo: Courtesy of NCC.