Stockholm is one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Europe. The population is increasing by 35,000 a year. That’s why we need both more housing and better public transportation. The Metro, currently transporting more than a million travellers a day, will be expanded to accommodate even more passengers and to permit the construction of 82,000 new homes. This project is so important for the future of the region that the government, county council and municipalities have joined to fund the expansion project at the cost of SEK 29.8 billion.