Finland’s Tampere Tramway awards contract for second phase of tram network

WCN Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Tampere Tramway and the City of Tampere in Finland have awarded the contact to the alliance of YIT, NRC, Sweco and AFRY for the second phase of the Tampere tram network.

This project is an extension for the current alliance contract.

The alliance will be responsible for designing and construction of the second phase of the network. The second phase will run for 6.6km.

The contract involves rail services such as track, road construction and groundwork. 

Under the contract, work on the project will commence this year and is slated for completion by the end of 2024.

Tampere Tramway managing director Pekka Sirviö said: “The decision to continue the tramway strengthens sustainable development of public transportation in Tampere.

“The Tampere Tramway supports the growth and urban development in Tampere. We are very pleased to be able to cooperate with the same experienced and competent alliance partners in the second phase.”

The complete value of the project is more than €112m, with YIT stating its share to be around €62m.

The second phase of the Tampere tram network features of two components. Under the first part, YIT’s share is around EUR25m and this amount will be recorded in the order book in the fourth quarter of this year.

Under the second part, YIT’s share is around €37m and this amount will be recorded in the order book by around 2022.

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An alliance of YIT, NRC, Sweco and AFRY wins contract for second phase of the Tampere tram network in Finland. (Credit: YIT Corporation)

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