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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #281
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Changing buses with trams in busier lines is always an improvement, IMO.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #282
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #283
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #284
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And this is the last set of my pictures from Stockholm metro - Tunelbana.
I wish i could have seen the stations on the closed section on the blue line Rådhuset-T-Centralen-Kungsträdgården.





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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #285
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An excellent collection of pictures. You really did travel around the system and I am glad you enjoyed your travels!

That blue line segment will be open again on the 25th of September.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:02 AM   #286
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Well, i will see it next time then.
And how about the east extention of the blue line? Any rumors?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #287
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Well, i will see it next time then.
And how about the east extention of the blue line? Any rumors?
Extensions of the blue line are currently in planning/wish-list phase. A number of routes present themselves.

#1. Via Skansen - Hammarby Sjöstad - Daviksbron - Nacka Forum etc.
#2. Via Södermalm to Nacka.

The end points of the line are either:

#1. Nacka Strand
#2. Orminge
#3. Gustavsberg

Really it's about when and where rather than if as there is considerable pressure to build the blue line extension. Myself I'd rather see a forked blue line extension with one of the forks linking up to the Green Line at
Skärmarbrink and then running down the Farsta Strand branch. That way each line of the metro would only consist of two branches rather than the Green Line having three.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #288
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Extension of Spårväg City


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On the 30th of August, the Traffic Committee's decision to proceed with the second phase of the expansion and the Spårväg City has been approved.

When completed, the light rail will extend from the centre of Stockholm at Sergels Torg to Gåshaga bridge on Lidingö. This will link the new district of Stockholm City to modern, high performance and environmentally friendly public transport.

Light rail line will be part of the Stockholm Norra Djurgårdsstadens strong environmental profile, when the trams run on electricity from renewable energy sources.


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Old September 4th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #289
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I wonder why Stockholm's light rail lines use different types of vehicles instead of one standard model.

And as for the extension, does that mean that Lidingöbanan will become part of Spårväg City (or at least would allow for through-service)?
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Old September 5th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #290
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I wonder why Stockholm's light rail lines use different types of vehicles instead of one standard model.

And as for the extension, does that mean that Lidingöbanan will become part of Spårväg City (or at least would allow for through-service)?
Well, the reasoning behind the use of different rolling stock is historical. The Nockebybanan was upgraded to run the same trams as the Tvärbanan as they share the same depot and control system. The Saltsjöbanan is isolated from the Tvärbanan at the moment and so runs its own dedicated rolling stock as it is a much older line, same with the lidingöbanan on Lidingö.

Spårväg City was chosen to have different livery to the other light rail lines in a competition on SL.se. The rolling stock, however, being flexity swifts is exactly the same as that seen on the Tvärbanan.

The Lidingöbanan is currently being upgraded and fully converted into a light rail line and new rolling stock procurement is occurring at this moment. I am currently unsure as to whether there will be seamless integration between Spårväg City and the Lidingöbanan as the announcement for extension only occurred relatively recently.
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Really it's about when and where rather than if as there is considerable pressure to build the blue line extension. Myself I'd rather see a forked blue line extension with one of the forks linking up to the Green Line at
Skärmarbrink and then running down the Farsta Strand branch. That way each line of the metro would only consist of two branches rather than the Green Line having three.
As usual, I find myself agreeing with you. The original plan from the 60s showed one branch going to Nacka with the other taking over the Hagsätra branch of the Green line. While that would be a great opportunity for a complete re-design of the Gullmarsplan station complex, I'm not sure whether I prefer transferring the Hagsätra of the Farsta branch to the Blue line. right this minute I'm leaning towards the Hagsätra branch, but then again there's the matter of turn radius and such to get it to that line...


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Extension of Spårväg City

Image sourced from SL.
On the 30th of August, the Traffic Committee's decision to proceed with the second phase of the expansion and the Spårväg City has been approved.
When completed, the light rail will extend from the centre of Stockholm at Sergels Torg to Gåshaga bridge on Lidingö. This will link the new district of Stockholm City to modern, high performance and environmentally friendly public transport.

Light rail line will be part of the Stockholm Norra Djurgårdsstadens strong environmental profile, when the trams run on electricity from renewable energy sources.


Map sourced from SL and re-uploaded to Imageshack.
Whoa! Do I see an extension across Sergels Torg to outside Åhléns? sweeeeeeeeeet.
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Why hasn't the metro been expanded in 15 years?
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A lack of political will and money (if there is enough political will, there is almost always money to be found). There are a couple of extensions of the outer ends of lines by a station or two that could be planned/built fairly easily, but the main discussions these years have been about substantial new stretches though and those debates tend to take decades now in Stockholm.
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Unfortunately that's a problem found in couple of other cities around the world too, but at least you have a good system IMO.
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Unfortunately that's a problem found in couple of other cities around the world too, but at least you have a good system IMO.
As a new resident of Stockholm I can definitely attest to this now. Commuting is a dream compared to other parts of the world I have experienced. I think it is only when one has stepped away from a "good" system like this that one can come back with a fresh pair of eyes and properly appreciate it. The one thing I will struggle to get used to is how well patronised it is. The metro was absolutely packed to bursting at peak hour, and bus number 3 was again, so full one could barely move. Thankfully I only have a short journey by the bus from the metro station to where I work.
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Reopening of the Green line to Hagsätra

The green line of the Tunnelbana has been closed to Hagsätra whilst much needed rennovations were undertaken. All stations have been deep-cleaned, rennovated and had new signalling systems installed to allow for more reliable running. The tracks have been replaced and reballasted. The line now reopens today to the public on Sunday before having to cope with peak hour use on Monday.

Here is a short video showcasing the work they have done.

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Making Cycling even more attractive

Stockholm is going to put over one billion kronor into improving cycling infrastructure around the city between 2012 and 2018. This includes reducing vehicle parking spaces and making it easier to cycle by including segregated pathways for bikes, priority for bikes and improved bike parking.

The aim is to get even more people onto bikes as Stockholm currently has a modal share of around 7% of people cycling as their mode of transportation - this is currently less than the number of people walking which stands at 15%.

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The Scandinavian model and its cycling-friendly cities should be an example for Europe.

It would've been so awesome to use my bike in a city like Stockholm.
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Great thread Svartmetall! A really nice read, even for a Stockholmares point of view! Thank you for your effort!
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Great thread Svartmetall! A really nice read, even for a Stockholmares point of view! Thank you for your effort!
You're welcome! As someone who now lives in Stockholm it's really nice to see my efforts on this thread in person finally and see all the improvements going on in the city.

I hope to update more over the coming years given there is so much happening here. Stay tuned!
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