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Kollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL

Kollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL (English: Public transport administration UL) (formerly Upplands Lokaltrafik until 1 January 2012) is the integrated transport authority (Swedish: Trafikhuvudman) responsible for public transport buses and trains at the county level (Swedish: länstrafik) in Uppsala County, Sweden. Their name is derived from the historical province of Uppland, which included the modern county along with part of what is now Stockholm County.

Kollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL
Buss i Stora Torget, Uppsala.jpg
Stora Torget in the centre of Uppsala is a major stop for city buses
Founded1954 (as Upplands Lokaltrafik)
2012 (as Kollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL)
HeadquartersUppsala, Sweden
Service areaUppsala County, Gävleborg County, Västmanland, Stockholm.
Service typePublic transport
AllianceNobina Sverige
HubsUppsala Central Station
Upptåget
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Overview
OwnerKollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL
LocaleUppsala County
Transit typeCommuter rail
Number of lines2
Number of stations16
Operation
Began operation1991
Operator(s)Transdev
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge)
Top speed140–200 km/h (87–124 mph)

BusesEdit

The green city buses (Stadsbussarna) in Uppsala are operated by UL in co-operation with the city government. Yellow regional buses (Regionbussarna) cover most of the county, with a major hub at Uppsala Central Station; some run on to major destinations in neighbouring counties. Buses within Uppsala are operated by the county-owned company Gamla Uppsala Buss. UL's long-distance services are operated by private contractors, including Nobina Sverige, Busslink, Kristian Larsson, and others.

TrainsEdit

UL's commuter railway route, Upptåget, connects Uppsala and neighbouring small towns with Tierp and Gävle in the north, and Sala in the west. There are 16 stations, of which 3 are outside Uppsala County.

Until 2012 Upptåget also connected Uppsala with Arlanda, and Upplands-Väsby where SL had further connection, but after that year SL operates this route as part of Stockholm Commuter Rail.

Operation of Upptåget trains was previously contracted out to the national railway SJ, who also operate services through the county on their own behalf, connecting it with destinations farther afield including Stockholm, Sundsvall, and Falun. DSB won a contract to operate Upptåget from June 2011 until September 2017,[1] when Transdev took over the contract.[2]

From December 2021, Upptåget is planned to disappear as its own traffic system and instead the traffic will be part of Mälartåg, which is a system for regional train traffic in the Mälaren Valley, established in 2019.[3]


Rolling stockEdit

CurrentEdit

FormerEdit

  • X10 (from 1991 until 1998)
  • X12 (from 1997 until 2003)

FutureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railway Gazette: DSB wins fifth Swedish passenger contract". Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. ^ https://www.transdev.se/var-resa/nummer-3-2017/nu-kor-vi-upptaget
  3. ^ "Uppdragsavtal avseende gemensam upphandling och integrering av Upptåget-trafiken med Mälartåg" (PDF) (in Swedish). Region Uppsala. Retrieved 2019-11-22.

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