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NCC signs Gothenburg rail tunnel contract

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NCC has announced that it has signed an agreement with Swedish transport administration Trafikverket for construction of a new rail station and 2km of new tunnels in Gothenburg.

The Central Station project is a central part of the West Link scheme in Gothenburg and this new contract has been valued at SEK4.7bn (£412M).

West Link will connect commuter rail services to routes that pass through the city, and give rise to three new stations in Gothenburg.

The decision to award the contract for the Central Station part of the scheme was made two years ago and the contractor and client have been working under an early contractor involvement approach to plan and optimise the scheme ahead of the formal award for construction.

NCC Infrastructure civil engineering division manager Nils Bjelm said: “NCC is constructing two phases of the West Link project, which is a crucially important project for an expanding, attractive and sustainable Western Sweden. Our previous involvement with the City Tunnel in Malmö and the Stockholm City Line, have given us valuable experience in terms of sustainable technical solutions and the use of leading-edge technology in civil engineering works.”

The work involves construction of a new bridge over the E6 motorway, construction of rail cuttings, as well as tunnelling through hard rock and clay.

Tunnel construction is expected to start this autumn and the project completed by 2026.

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