The City of Tampere and the tramway operator, Tampereen Raitiotie Oy, signed an alliance contract with YIT, Pöyry Finland and VR Track on the development phase of the second phase of the Tampere LRT project.
The project will be performed using the alliance model, where YIT, Pöyry and VR Track provide the services ordered by the City of Tampere and Tampereen Raitiotie Oy. In the alliance model, the client, designers and contractors cooperate throughout the project.
The development phase is estimated to be completed by the end of 2020, and its cost estimate is EUR 2.9 million. In the development phase, the best possible solutions to support the construction of the rail line between Pyynikintori and Lentäväniemi are reviewed. The rail line will be designed and constructed in cooperation with the city’s residents, communities, companies and property owners. The order of the development phase was registered in the first quarter of 2018.
“The second part of the Tampere light rail project is an interesting and challenging urban light rail project, where the alliance can now take full advantage of the experiences of the first part. At Pöyry, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer our infrastructure expertise in the second part of this project as well,” said Mikko Inkala, Business Unit President at Pöyry in charge of infrastructure business in Northern Europe.
The preliminary schedule for the construction of second phase of the LRT is in 2021–2024. It will expand the rail network from the city centre to Lentäväniemi.
In the currently ongoing first part of the project, a 15-km rail line will be constructed from city centre to Hervanta and the Central Hospital, and a depot will be constructed in Hervanta.