The Bus Service on the östhammar route Will Be Faster

Shorter travel times by bus for most of those that live in the östhammar – Gimo – Alunda - Uppsala route. The goal of the changes that UL proposes in the work is to get more people to choose the bus for journeys instead of using their own cars.

Travel time is one of the strongest reasons that people choose to use their own care instead of traveling by UL bus on the östhammar – Gimo – Alunda – Uppsala route. It was confirmed in the route study that was conducted in the summer as a a part of the project that UL is running together with the transit company Nobina.

As a result of the study, UL has now developed a proposal for a new bus arrangement for the route with changes that make it possible for most people who live along the route to have a shorter travel time.

“As line 288 is being rebuilt, new opportunities are being introduced to improve public transit on the route, and it is important that we in different ways take a chance to get more people to choose an environmentally-friendly way of traveling," says Bertil Kinnunen (S), Chairman of the Public Transport Board.

“At the latest meeting of the Public Transport Board a proposal for a transit arrangement for the route was presented and the next step now is to get opinions from those affected by the changes," says Bertil Kinnunen.

From November 23 to December 18, it is possible to view the proposal and submit opinions via UL’s website In order to have the opportunity to present and discuss the proposal with residents on the route UL also conducted dialog meetings at a number of places. In addition to these meetings UL made contact with stakeholder organizations beside line 288. UL will also have consultations with the municipalities concerned regarding the proposal.

The planned dialog meeting will be held in östhammar on December 5 at Pålkållan, Lindbacken on December in the ICA store and Alunda on December 12 in the ICA store. All dialog meetings are at 15:00 - 19:00.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact UL’s CCO Sture Jonsson on Tel. 018-611 19 08