In 1890 an application for concession to build a railway between Norrtälje and Broby was made. The cost to to build this 21,9 km long line was estimated to 465 000 swedish crowns. In addition to Norrtälje, two bigger stations were planned; Roslags-Bro and Broby. Smaller stations and halts were planned in Gräfsta, Sebene, Galltorp, Vik and Odinslund. During the planning phase the railway enterprise suddenly lost its driving force when estate owner Åkerberg died.
The attempts to raise funds from the communities along the planned railway finally failed as Estuna and Roslags-Bro only were to be served by the railway in their outskirts and Väddö had to pull out due to financial difficulties. In the Norrtälje town council the fight was hard; 10 voted for and 10 voted against the funding. The chairman finally stopped the support from Norrtälje. The only community to give full support was Söderby-Karl, who decided to fund 40 000 swedish crowns. The plans for a railway Norrtälje - Broby - Väddö did not come true this time.
However, more attempts
were to be made...