The Bus Replaces the Train on the Gåvle-Tierp Route
The construction of the double-track railway means that the train service between Gåvle and Tierp will be replaced by bus due to the rail works on most nights and sometimes during the day during the period of May 16-July 3.
During the period of May 16 - July 3 the Upptåget train service on the Gåvle - Tierp route will be affected by rail works. The construction of the double-track railway on the Furuvik - Skutskår route is in the final stage and the remaining works mean that train traffic is affected.
Every night Monday-Friday during the period, apart from June 15, the work will be in progress. This means that the Upptåget train from Gåvle at 3.09 and from Uppsala at 1.09 will be replaced by bus on the Gåvle - Tierp route.
Passengers are encouraged to note that the travel time for the route that is to be replaced by bus will be approx. 50-60 minutes longer than usual because the bus journey takes longer. The replacement bus serves all places between Gåvle and Tierp where the Upptåget train has usually stopped.
On the weekends of May 21-22 and July 2-3 all services from Saturday at 12.00 until Sunday at 11.00 will be replaced by bus. From Gåvle all train services will be replaced from 12.37 on Saturday and the first service on Sunday is 11.37. From Tierp all train services will be replaced from 12.47 and the first service on Sunday is 11.47.
During the period June 9-14 all train departures will be replaced by bus. On June 14 the first train service will go from Gåvle at 20.37 and from Tierp at 20.47.
It is because of the work in progress on connecting the new double-track railway between Furuvik and Skutskår that the Swedish Transport Administration needs to close the railway traffic.
Since the Upptåget train runs according to the regular timetable between Tierp and Uppsala the change to and from the SL commuter train in Uppsalal functions as usual.
Detailed information about the replacement service are available on UL’s website. Information is also available on board the Upptåget train.
The Upptåget train service on the Uppsala - Sala route will not be affected by the rail works.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact UL’s CCO Sture Jonsson on 018-611 19 08 or 070-212 03 85