SWEDEN: Lund’s SKr890m tram Line 1 will open for revenue service on December 13, regional transport authority Skånetrafiken has announced.

According to Skånetrafiken, the original opening date of September 2019 was pushed back owing to a delay in the completion of the depot.

The 5·5 km route with nine stops will be operated under contract by Norwegian transport group Vy, and will connect Lund Central station and the science village at Brunnshög in 14½ minutes.

Contractor Skanska is building the line, while CAF is supplying the seven five-section trams. Each low-floor vehicle is 33 m long and has a capacity of 200 passengers, 40 seated. The first vehicle is expected to be delivered in May.

When operational, Line 1 is expected to carry around 40 000 passengers/day.