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Old April 27th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #141
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If talking about the advantages of 'SL' and other public transportation companies, operating in Sweden, i have remembered that the ones who travel with children go-carts or disabled persons, can get in and out of a bus through other doors (not first ones) and travel for free. This system doesn't in several places, though.
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If talking about the advantages of 'SL' and other public transportation companies, operating in Sweden, i have remembered that the ones who travel with children go-carts or disabled persons, can get in and out of a bus through other doors (not first ones) and travel for free. This system doesn't in several places, though.
So are you saying that SL (and other operators in Sweden) are generally very disabled-friendly on their networks?
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #143
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So are you saying that SL (and other operators in Sweden) are generally very disabled-friendly on their networks?
It is very hard to value this, since i haven't studied all the possible situations, yet, judging from what i have seen while using the public transport in Stockholm and Gothenburg, people bringing children wagons or disabled persons didn't have many problems to get into buses. I would say that the public transport system is 'friendly' to everyone and easy to use, but, of course, there is always some space for improvement.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #144
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Slussen Rebuild News

Slussen is one of the biggest transportation hubs in Stockholm with a bus station, the end station of the Saltsjöbanan, the red and green lines of the tunnelbana, a bus station and major highways underneath södermalm as well as being a traffic solution to vessels traversing the Stockholm archipelago. The pendeltåg also passes underground to Stockholm south station even though it doesn't stop at Slussen.

In its current condition, Slussen is rather a blight on Stockholm and there has been talk of improving it for a long period of time. Costs and the inevitable disruption of public transport traffic and road traffic have made proposals problematic at best. However, due to public pressure and political will, change is now starting.

Here are the latest proposals for the new hub.









Thanks to Bosco and other Swedish forumers for this information.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #145
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Citybanan Construction Update

The Citybanan project to build a new underground link for the Stockholm Commuter rail is currently under construction and due to be operational by 2017. Here are some new updates:

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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #146
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Your thread is great, Svartmetall, and it is very nice to see the up to date material!
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Old May 9th, 2011, 06:18 AM   #147
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I have all of you Swedish forumers to thank for your hard work collecting information from Swedish language websites so that I can put together this thread. It is you guys who do most of the work, I simply put it in one place!
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Old May 9th, 2011, 06:26 AM   #148
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Citybanan Construction Photos

All photos taken by SSC user K-J N.

Please visit this thread to view his original posts. Many thanks for the excellent pictures.

View down the tunnel at Södermälarstrand







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Tvärbanan North Construction Update

All photographs taken by SSC user Boscorelli. Thanks to him for all his hard work.

The Tvärbanan North extension encloses the western part of suburban Stockholm with a ring light rail line. This extension will carry the Tvärbanan all the way from its current terminus at Alvik through to Solna station and the new Stockholm Arenastaden development. This extension will link the suburban areas of Sundbyberg, Solna, Bromma to the Southern suburbs as well as linking all tunnelbana lines (blue, red and green) in the west and south of Stockholm.

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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #150
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More Citybanan Construction Updates

All pictures taken by SSC User Boscorelli and originally posted here.

These pictures showcase the new entrance to the Stockholm City Station at Vasagatan. This station will also link to every metro line in Stockholm as well as through to Stockholm Central station.







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More Tvärbanan Construction Updates

All photographs taken by SSC user VECTROTALENZIS and obtained from here.

Here are construction photos of the Tvärbanan around Sundbyberg in suburban Stockholm. Here the Tvärbanan will connect to one branch of the blue metro line and Sundbyberg Commuter Rail station as well as multiple bus lines. Construction on this stretch is expected to finish in 2013.

This area is also under heavy amounts of construction in anticipation of further improved transportation links. There are also plans to build over the top of the railway lines to further allow the area to densify.













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Stockholm Tunnelbana Artwork

Every two years new artworks are hung from the walls and grace the walls of these two stations in particular. The first artwork by Thomas Henriksson which has hung from walls in Zinkensdamm station in 2008 will be shown in Gärdet station.


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The origins of Thomas Henriksson's series of paintings with nature - or weather paintings that he prefers to call them - are the pictures he painted a few years ago during one of the wettest summers ever.

"Originally, the intention was to paint trees, skies and clouds, but it was simply impossible not to paint the clouds dripping with rain, then colour" says the artist.

The second work is by artist Susan Gillhögs that hung in Gärdet station in 2009 will be shown in Zinkensdamm station.


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"The most vivid and natural color tones, we find in nature. In the wild flowers, the garden flowers and potted plants in the home. The fruits of their strong colours inspire me." says Susan Gillhög.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #153
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Very impressive! As I said before, I wished my city(or rather metropolitan area) has mass transit as good as Stockholm. I can only dream.
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Stockholm Tunnelbana Renovation

Renovation is currently underway on the Hagsätra branch (line 19) to rebuild and restore the 22 bridges and viaducts that make up the 7.5km stretch of track. This stretch of track has 9 stations, all of which are being deep cleaned and thoroughly renovated as they are some of the oldest stations on the network. The track will be replaced as well as wiring and other materials as part of a wholesale renovation of the line.

Buses are running between 21st March and 25th September every 2-5 minutes for most of the day to replace the trains as these 9 stations generate an average of 34,000 trips per day despite their suburban location.

A render of the new and improved station at Högdalen is shown below.


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New Activity Centre at Älvsjö

The station at Älvsjö represents an important confluence of different modes of transportation including the pendeltåg and multiple bus lines as well as being the hub for nearby trade fairs. Due to this, the area around the station is being redeveloped into a transit oriented development with new homes and a brand new multi-story bike parking garage to encourage cycling to the station. A new bus waiting area will be connected by a glazed bridge to the station.

Renders and videos showing overhead views and a walk through of the area are shown below.


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I wonder when Roslagsbanan plans to purchase new rolling stock.
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I wonder when Roslagsbanan plans to purchase new rolling stock.
The Roslagbanan rolling stock isn't particularly old - it was actually built between 1988 and 1995. Despite this, new vehicles have been ordered and they should be delivered in 2014. It will be a new model as the X10p is no longer manufactured.
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The Roslagbanan rolling stock isn't particularly old - it was actually built between 1988 and 1995. Despite this, new vehicles have been ordered and they should be delivered in 2014. It will be a new model as the X10p is no longer manufactured.
It would be interesting if they went with a Stadler-manufactured train, seeing as how that company specialises in narrow-gauge trainsets.

Something like this train could go well.

http://www.bahnonline.ch/wp/wp-conte...EB-7248_02.jpg
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I agree, Stadler are nice trains and they're building up quite a reputation. Bombardier seem to be the most popular type of train in Sweden at the moment along with Alstom (particularly the Coradia Lirex). It would be nice to see another maker enter the market.
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Stockholm Tunnelbana Renovation

Renovation is currently underway on the Hagsätra branch (line 19) to rebuild and restore the 22 bridges and viaducts that make up the 7.5km stretch of track. This stretch of track has 9 stations, all of which are being deep cleaned and thoroughly renovated as they are some of the oldest stations on the network. The track will be replaced as well as wiring and other materials as part of a wholesale renovation of the line.

Buses are running between 21st March and 25th September every 2-5 minutes for most of the day to replace the trains as these 9 stations generate an average of 34,000 trips per day despite their suburban location.

A render of the new and improved station at Högdalen is shown below.


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Great news!
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