Aarhus expands light rail network with help from Ramboll

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Ramboll has been appointed as lead consultant on stage two of the Aarhus light rail network.

Aarhus Letbane has appointed Ramboll as lead consultant for the designing and planning of the second phase of its light rail network. The project is expected to cost 2.3 billion DKK.

The light rail network in Aarhus, Denmark will be expanded with three lines. Initially, Ramboll will carry out the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Spain to Brabrand and Lisbjerg to Hinnerup lines to assess what the impact will be on the surroundings. It has not yet been identified if the solution should be more light rail or a Bus Rapid Transit system. Ramboll will in addition undertake the environmental assessment regarding establishing a new station in Brabrand and be responsible for the conceptual design and support the procurement process of the light rail at Aarhus Ø, where an EIA study is already underway.

As lead advisor, Ramboll will bring a wide range of international light rail skills and know-how into play.

β€œWe have put together a strong team of experts who can provide solid solutions with a focus on urban environment, light rail design, architecture and mobility, so that we create a connection between the public transport and the urban spaces,” said Tonni Christiansen, global rail systems director at Ramboll.

β€œIn addition to our strong local presence, our international light rail experts from our Global Rail Systems Division, especially our German colleagues, have second to none experience in designing light rail systems with experience from more than 25 cities in seven different countries,” Christiansen said.

The work on stage two of the network is expected to be started after summer 2019 and the feasibility studies are expected to be completed in 2021. Ramboll will carry out the project in collaboration with sub-advisers Gottlieb Paludan, French Ilex, TrailC and LE 34.