Cost and financing

Costs

Studies in 2021 have shown that the investment of Uppsala light railway is estimated at 6.1 billion SEK (in price level 2021). The cost estimate includes for example streets, double tracks along the entire stretch of 17 km, redirection of utilities and stop sites. Other examples are new bridges, water protection measures and new bicycles lanes.

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

Financing

A light railway is a large investment but not something that a city or region need to 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.

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