The nine new stations would affect both the green and the blue subway lines and is an attempt both to relieve the busy downtown traffic, and also to further connect the green and the blue subway lines.
The project would be the biggest in modern time in Stockholm and is estimated to cost at SEK 25.7 billion. To help pay for the initiative the party leaders suggest an almost doubled congestion tax in downtown Stockholm from SEK 20 to 35.
Speaking to Radio Sweden, the government negotiator HG Wessberg says that while the new deal will not solve the current housing shortage in the capital, it is a good start:
"I think it's the most valuable contribution that can be done now, and that can be done with the participation of the government."