Uppsala Central Station
Uppsala Central Station is a railway station located at Uppsala
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 in Uppsala Municipality
Uppsala Municipality
Uppsala Municipality is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Uppsala has a population of 200,032 . Its seat is located in the university city of Uppsala....

, Sweden
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. It lies on Ostkustbanan (the East Coast Line), which runs south to Stockholm
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 and north to Gävle
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 and Sundsvall
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 and it is one of the termini for Dalabanan (the Dalarna Line) which runs northwest ending in Mora. There are frequent services to Stockholm, and inter-city services including X 2000
X 2000
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 expresses connect Uppsala to the north. Many trains, including the local Upptåget, also leave the main line to connect Uppsala with Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
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Next to the station is a hub for Upplands Lokaltrafik
Upplands Lokaltrafik
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's regional coach services. Many local bus routes run through or near the station grounds as well, and there is a large area set aside for bicycle parking.

From 2005 through 2011, the station site is being renovated to build the Resecentrum (Travel Centre). This project includes:
  • a new station building, just to the south of the existing one — construction 2009–2010
  • a tunnel under the tracks for pedestrians and bicycles (at present, passengers must walk across the tracks to reach most platforms)
  • Stadhusgatan, a bus-only road on the west side of the station, so that passengers no longer need to cross Kungsgatan to reach southbound buses (northbound buses remain on the near side of Kungsgatan) — already in place
  • Stationsgatan, a new road extending Storgatan on the east side of the station — already in place
  • a new car park, and more bicycle parking
  • a new public square, and various beautification projects

According to an opinion poll, published in Uppsalatidningen
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January 14, 2011, where 1,247 people had been asked whether they believed that the new centre was important for Uppsala as a cultural centre and university town, and for the commercial activity in the area, 47% of the respondents stated that they believed it to be "very important" and 34% answered "fairly important".
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