Bergen LRT extension contract awarded

Hordaland County Council, in Norway, awarded NCC a SEK 900 million (EUR 84 million) contract for the construction of a new LRT section in Bergen.
The D14 Mindemyren segment extends from Kronstad in the north to Kristianborg in the south and consists of 1,5 km. Work will include replacing existing infrastructure, establishing a project-design line for the Bergen LRT track, establishing new underground infrastructure and a new road alongside the track as well as the realignment of watercourses.
“NCC has provided a detailed description of how it is planning to implement the project, and we feel confident that NCC will deliver added value in key areas of the project. One of these is to ensure the sustainable development of the Bergen Light Rail project (Grønnere Bybaneutvikling – “greener light rail development”),” said Roger Skoglie, project manager at Bybanen Utbygging, a department of Hordaland County Council.
The project will be completed during the second quarter of 2022.
In 2010, the first 9.8-km LRT section in Bergen was opened, linking the city center to Lagunen Storsenter, a shopping center in the borough Fana, south of Bergen. In 2013 another section totaling 3.6 km was put into commercial operation between Nesttun and Lagunen and it was followed by the Lagunen- Bergen Airport LRT line, opened in 2017.
Bergen LRT system has a total length of 20.4 km served by 27 stations.

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