Cost and financing


Studies 2018 have shown that the investment of Uppsala light railway is estimated at 4.5 billion SEK in price level 2018. The cost estimate includes streets, double tracks along the entire stretch of 17 km, redirection of utilities and stop sites. It also includes for example bridges and water protection measures.

In addition to the above estimated cost for the infrastructure, a cost estimate for depot and vehicles of approximately 2.1 billion also in price level 2018.


A light railway is a large investment but not something that a city or region need pay entirely by themselves. The state grants financial support to cover up to half of the construction costs of the infrastructure. The Uppsala Region is responsible for financing depot and vehicles.