The city of Västerås plans to develop the area around the station into a dynamic and attractive hub for travelers and residents with better connections, new housing, offices, parks and other services.

"Västerås is an important location for Jernhusen. We have now jointly agreed that the city of Västerås is best suited to drive the development around the new travel center here and now. When the new station building is in place, it is a matter of course for us at Jernhusen to want buy back the property. Making stations and the city close to the railway more accessible is to help more people choose the train, which is Jernhusen's most important mission," says Åsa Dahl, Business Area Manager, Jernhusen.


Building near the railway is complex and implementation is simplified when the city now has sole control over the land. With few actors in the construction phase, progress in the project is optimized. Jernhusen is temporarily stepping down from the jointly owned company. At the same time, Jernhusen is clear about its intention to buy back the station part in the new Västerås travel center when it is completed, and has signed a letter of intent.

"The city of Västerås and Jernhusen have a long-standing tradition of collaborating on Västerås station. Västerås' new travel center is urban development and travel center in one. In order to simplify the implementation of a complex project, both parties have agreed that it is the city of Västerås that will carry out the project We are happy that we are now in agreement,” says Helene Öhrling, City Manager of Västerås.


The city of Västerås has extensive plans to strengthen the travel center with the traveler in focus and at the same time develop the city all around with better connections, new homes, offices, parks, schools and services. Jernhusen continues to have a strong presence in Västerås, in the form of two depots and via the subsidiary Svenska Reseterminaler, which is responsible for the waiting room function.