Strukton Rail has won the contract to maintain the railways around Malmö as from September 1, 2015. The contract, amounting to approximately EUR 50 mln, has been awarded by the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, and will be valid for five years with an option to be extended with a further two years.
The contract includes maintenance of 360 km of railways: the stretch running between Simrishamn and Arlöv, the Ystad Line (running between Malmö and Ystad), the stretch between Arlöv – Malmö – Lockarp and parts of the freight line through Skåne.
Strukton Rail will have full functional responsibility, involving the preventive maintenance of track, electricity, catenary, signalling technology and functional repair in case of failures. The company will also take care of snow removal and will prepare the railways with snow protection measures and points heating.