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Old September 2nd, 2013, 06:37 PM   #541
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Very beautiful interior decoration.
are those actual painted cave walls?
Please don't quote whole post with all pictures inside, really annoying.

But great pictures, beautiful stations
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:10 PM   #542
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I rode Arlanda express last week and it was great! Very fast.
I took the commuter train back to the airport without luggage thank god and it took forever so Arlanda express is the way to go for sure! I didn't like how the airport charged an extra 75 sek to get on the commuter train and to get OFF the train at the airport! WTF?!? The lady said because it's a private station there is that fee.
Also the entire time I was in Stockholm I never paid to ride the light rail to Grona Lund/Skansen.
The first time a group of us tried to pay cash on the train the girl(ticket agent walking the train) said nevermind and that it was difficult meeting me in the first place. umm ok... lol then everytime I got on with my SL card that i never put money on I would show it, tell them theres no money on it yet and they would just shrug it off and walk on or tell me to top it off at a station. In the US they would have slapped a fine on me every time if i pulled that. So i wonder how many people abuse the light rail.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 11:59 PM   #543
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I rode Arlanda express last week and it was great! Very fast.
I took the commuter train back to the airport without luggage thank god and it took forever so Arlanda express is the way to go for sure! I didn't like how the airport charged an extra 75 sek to get on the commuter train and to get OFF the train at the airport! WTF?!? The lady said because it's a private station there is that fee.
Also the entire time I was in Stockholm I never paid to ride the light rail to Grona Lund/Skansen.
The first time a group of us tried to pay cash on the train the girl(ticket agent walking the train) said nevermind and that it was difficult meeting me in the first place. umm ok... lol then everytime I got on with my SL card that i never put money on I would show it, tell them theres no money on it yet and they would just shrug it off and walk on or tell me to top it off at a station. In the US they would have slapped a fine on me every time if i pulled that. So i wonder how many people abuse the light rail.
#1. The pendeltåg to the airport is intended for travellers who have more time, it is not a premium service. Arlanda is around 40km north of Centralstation, so it will take a decent amount of time to get there. The pendeltåg will take you there in 40 minutes, so an average of around 100km/h, which isn't a bad average speed. It takes twice as long as the Arlanda express, but when one factors in the fact that it is so far north, the pendeltåg travel time doesn't seem so bad.

The lady is dead right in saying that Arlanda station is privately owned by the airport, and thus you have to pay a gate fee to get off there, which is fair enough. It's still by far the cheaper option rather than the overly expensive Arlanda express. To avoid paying a charge, you can take the more frequent train to Märsta and catch a bus. This takes around 1 hour and is then completely covered by your SL card. It's the route I take to the airport to ensure I don't have to pay anything on top of my monthly card that I own.

#2. The light rail line to Waldemarsudde (via Skansen etc) is indeed a little poorly policed and ticket inspectors tend to give tourists the benefit of the doubt, but then it is up to you as a user to actually pay, and you should have loaded your card.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #544
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Saltsjöbanan (the cars are slight modifications to an older model of Stockholm Metro train):

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Old September 12th, 2013, 03:18 AM   #545
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I love how they look like they're hovering a couple of dm above the ground.
Doesn't that gap seem awfully big? From a safety perspective...

It looks like one could very well be run over by the train, instead of having the front acting like a plow throwing you to the side.
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Good point!
I predict future models will have a front and sidings (at least near the doors) that adjusts itself based on the road under it and which will extend fully if it senses someone on the ground in front of it. Might take 30+ years til it to works right, but once it does... it'll be on most urban trams.
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To wake the thread up..

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Old September 24th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #548
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Some new Tunnelbane videos, this time from the elderly system I or lately known as the green line...

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Old September 24th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #549
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Some new Tunnelbane videos, this time from the elderly system I or lately known as the red line...
Really? It is more like a student line, I think. Two stations serve two large universities (SU and KTH).

Great videos. Thank you for your effort.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #550
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That's the Green line, DJ, he made a slight error. The green is definitely my favourite line group, though. Most frequent and best route through the city.
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Really? It is more like a student line, I think. Two stations serve two large universities (SU and KTH).

Great videos. Thank you for your effort.
Sorry, my mistake. Of course it should be the green line

BTW, here are some videos from the blue line or subway system III

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In a way it is a shame I don't take the blue line more often as it is definitely the prettiest. But it barely has a presence in the city unfortunately so I rarely take it.
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In a way it is a shame I don't take the blue line more often as it is definitely the prettiest. But it barely has a presence in the city unfortunately so I rarely take it.
Do you live in northern part of Stockholm now?
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Do you live in northern part of Stockholm now?
Yep, on the student line and will do for the next three or so years.
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That's the Green line, DJ, he made a slight error. The green is definitely my favourite line group, though. Most frequent and best route through the city.
Sorry. I forgot in which lines the stations were located.
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Yep, on the student line and will do for the next three or so years.
Hey, and I lived near the red line and Roslagsbanan not so long ago. Do you reside in Mörby?

My relation with the green line is more interesting, though. It was the first line of tunnelbana which I used to commute to the city center and back to the suburb where my relatives lived before moving elsewhere. Travelling with the subway was an interesting addition to the other holidays in Sweden experiences. That happened almost 9 years ago, but the good memories still remain.
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Hey, and I lived near the red line and Roslagsbanan not so long ago. Do you reside in Mörby?

My relation with the green line is more interesting, though. It was the first line of tunnelbana which I used to commute to the city center and back to the suburb where my relatives lived before moving elsewhere. Travelling with the subway was an interesting addition to the other holidays in Sweden experiences. That happened almost 9 years ago, but the good memories still remain.
Nope, not in Mörby. Bit closer to the city. I quite like the Roslagsbanan - just needs to be more frequent and have newer trains both of which are coming with the improvements they're doing on the line.
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why is it there are no platform screen doors?
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why is it there are no platform screen doors?
You could ask that about nearly every single metro system around the world, including the worlds most used (Tokyo). They are expensive to implement, and add an additional cost to running.

The new Citybanan stations being built now will have PSDs but whether they will be retrofitted to the metro network is another matter.
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As I understand it SL, the ones who own the metro, have been opposed to PSDs before but have lately started opening up to the idea. My guess is we'll see it tested on at least one station before the decade is out. Right now my thoughts are they'll start with a straight station on one of the Green line's branches to the south. The Green line since it uses only one type of cars (C20), on one of the southern branches since the works will have less impact there and on a straight station since it'll be a litlle bit simpler to do.
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