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.
Stora Torget in the centre of Uppsala is a major stop for city buses
|Founded||1954 (as Upplands Lokaltrafik)|
2012 (as Kollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL)
|Service area||Uppsala County, Gävleborg County, Västmanland, Stockholm.|
|Service type||Public transport|
|Hubs||Uppsala Central Station|
|Transit type||Commuter rail|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||16|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge)|
|Top speed||140–200 km/h (87–124 mph)|
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.
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.
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, when Transdev took over the contract.
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.
- Stadler DOSTO (from 2019)
- "Railway Gazette: DSB wins fifth Swedish passenger contract". Retrieved 2010-10-31.
- "Uppdragsavtal avseende gemensam upphandling och integrering av Upptåget-trafiken med Mälartåg" (PDF) (in Swedish). Region Uppsala. Retrieved 2019-11-22.