April 21, 2017 - Assignment

The National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure – 30 billion investment in public transportation infrastructure and establishment of 100,000 homes in the greater Stockholm area

The Swedish state (through the National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure), the Stockholm County Council and the municipalities of Stockholm, Solna, Huddinge, Täby, Vallentuna and Österåker have on 21 April 2017 entered into an agreement for a substantial infrastructure investment in the greater Stockholm area. The agreement comprises four infrastructure objects consisting of a new subway line from Älvsjö to Fridhemsplan, a new tramway between Flemingsberg and Älvsjö (Southern tramway), an extension of the light rail-system Roslagsbanan to the centre of Stockholm (T-centralen) and a new subway station in Hagalund, which will form a part of the new subway line between Odenplan and Arenastaden. The estimated investment cost totals 25.1 billion kronor. In addition, the Stockholm County Council has committed to finance acquisition of vehicles and depots to a value of 5.1 billion kronor. As a part of the agreement, the municipalities of Stockholm, Solna, Huddinge, Täby, Vallentuna and Österåker have committed to the construction of approximately 100,000 new homes up to year 2035.

The agreement is a part of the National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure's mandate to initiate negotiations regarding shared financing/co-financing of a number of infrastructure projects with the objective of increasing the construction of new homes and to provide improved labour market conditions. The National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure's mandate also includes a number of other infrastructure projects, such as the establishment of a new high speed railway between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.

The Swedish state, through the National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure, has been advised by Mannheimer Swartling.