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Artelia assists capital area of Iceland on their Bus Rapid Transit project, a state-of-the-art transport system contributing to carbon neutrality

Artelia assists capital area of Iceland on their Bus Rapid Transit project,  a state-of-the-art transport system contributing to carbon neutrality

Team Framtíðarlína led by Artelia was selected in a formal procurement process out of eight strong international design teams, to design a future public transport system in the capital area of Iceland. The consortium is composed of Artelia, MOE (Artelia Group) and HNIT as engineering consultants, and Gottlieb Paludan Architects and YRKI as architects.

In order to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement (i.e. to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040), Iceland aims at significantly reducing carbon emissions from road transport. A critical action is to invest in infrastructure for increased bicycle, pedestrian and public transport in the capital area. 

In this perspective, the Borgarlina is a visionary project for the capital area, creating in the long-run Bus Rapid Transit infrastructure that will serve the whole capital area of Iceland. The project is a realistic and eco-friendly option, improving both efficiency, reliability and accessibility of transport to meet the expectations of users. The future Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system will form the backbone of the capital’s public infrastructure and the ambition is to create one of the world’s most sustainable public transport system.