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Excellent photos, thanks for posting.

I do like Stockholms network. Beautiful functional stations (at least downtown) and clean rolling stock. Almost always on time!

Can not get over the blight on the city that Slussen is though. I would love to do something with it. Ive walked the bridge alongside the tracks and despite being in one of the worlds most beautiful cities I couldnt help but feel dead inside.
Check the Nordic & Baltic forum at Euroscrapers. Slussen is indeed going to be rebuilt, but I don't think that'll mean any big change to the metro station.

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^And the people rejoiced! Seriously, there were alot of calls for Veolia (aka Connex) to be disqualified for violating the Geneva conventions in the West Bank, but MTR beat them anyway. The vibe among SSCers in Stockholm is very positive about MTR. Trains running on time, cleaner trains... nice.
/Stockholm - not actually as clean or orderly as many seem to think.

What's missing in this thread is our other trains. I'll see if I can find pics online...

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Pendeltåg (commutertrains)





60 years old cars, used on one line. that line ONLY has these cars:

Roslagsbanan (narrowguage suburban rail)

Saltsjöbanan (uses converted old subway cars, will probably get turned into standard LRT)

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Stockholm, urban population 1,252,020, has probably got one of the best public transport systems in the world relative to population with an extensive metro, commuter rail, regional rail, light rail, tram and bus system all present within the city. The transport network in Stockholm län is run by Storstockholm Lokaltrafik (SL) under an integrated ticketing system.

On average there are 360 public transport trips (according to per person, per year in Stockholm making it an incredibly well-utilised system. This is reflected in the overall modal split for Stockholm being cited as only 33% car use compared with 43% public transport, 15% walking and 7% bicycle.

Stockholm Tunnelbana

The Stockholm tunnelbana consists of 3 distinct line groups - the green, red and blue lines.

The green line was the first constructed in the 1950's as a line between Slussen and Hökarängen. Since then it has expanded dramatically with the latest expansion in 1996 down to Skarpnäck in the south. It is the longest line group and has 49 stations.

The red line started construction in 1962 with the last extension to Mörby Centrum in 1978. It is the second longest line group and has 36 stations.

Finally, the blue line - a much deeper line - was constructed between 1975 and 1985 and primarily serves the northern suburbs. It is the shortest line group with 20 stations along its length.

Length: 110km
Stations: 100
Frequency: 5 minutes at peak on branches of the blue and red lines, 7 minutes at peak on the green line branches and 10 minutes on all branches off-peak. The tunnelbana runs at 30 minute intervals on each branch 24 hours from Friday night until Monday 1am.

As posted by user DJ4Life

Stockholm has a metro (or. tunnelbana) system for more than 60 years. The first line opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground and 53 above ground. There are seven lines numbered from 10 to 19, in three groups identified by a color: the Green, Red and Blue lines. Each color line has two or three numbered lines on shared sections through the Stockholm City Centre.
The 105.7 kilometres (65.7 mi) long metro system is owned by the Stockholm County Council through Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). The operation is contracted to MTR Corporation.

System length: 105.7 km (65.7 mi);
Number of lines: 3 (green, red and blue); 7 services;
Number of stations: 100;
Daily ridership: ~1.2 mln;
Operator: MTR Corporation;
Train length: 140 m;
Track gauge: 1.435 mm;
Rolling stock: mainly C20 cars:
Specific features: for a number of art installations the metro system is known as an underground art gallery where many stations have specific decorations.

Image taken from All rights reserved by R.Schwandl

Stockholm pendeltåg

The Stockholm commuter rail system (pendeltåg) consists of two branches serving communities both to the north and south of the city. It is electrified for its entire length.

Length: 200km
Stations: 50
Frequency: 7.5 minutes each branch during rush hour, 15 minutes outside of rush hour and 30 minutes late night.

Regional Trains

Regional trains are run as part of the SJ network around Stockholm (or Upptaget to Uppsala). These trains stretch to nearby cities such as Vasterås or Uppsala and have a different pricing system to the public transport provided by SL.


The Tvärbanan is a light rail line designed to loop around the periphery of Stockholm to connect different tunnelbana lines together. It is mostly on segregated track except for small portions of street running around Gröndal. First constructed in 2000, it is currently undergoing expansion to double the route length and service frequency due to its popularity. It is used by approximately 53,000 people per day.

Length: 11km
Stations: 25
Frequency: 7-8 minutes in peak, 10 minutes off-peak.


Consisting of the first electrified train system in Europe, the Roslagsbanan is a commuter rail system serving the affluent north-eastern suburbs. It runs at the unique track gauge of 891mm and arrives at Stockholm östra station. The line gets particularly busy with 15 trains per hour leaving Stockholm östra during peak hour serving three different branches. It is currently being extensively modernised and new rolling stock is being considered.

Length: 65km
Stations: 39
Frequency: During peak, every 20 minutes to Näsbypark, every 10 minutes to Österskär and every 10 minutes to Lindholmen/Kårsta. Basic headway of every 15 minutes off-peak on each branch (except Näsbypark which has a train every 30 minutes) and every 30 minutes late night.


The Lindigöbanan is a railway system serving the southern shore of the island of Lindigö. It connects to the mainland at Ropsten where passengers can transfer to the red line of the tunnelbana. It is currently undergoing modernisation, additional double tracking and new rolling stock will be procured for the system to allow greater frequency of service.

Length: Just over 9km
Stations: 14
Frequency: 10 minutes during peak, 20 minutes off-peak.


The Nockebybanan is a light rail line serving the sparsely populated regions of Bromma. It is largely completely segregated from traffic except for a few intersections. Despite the sparsely populated nature of its route, 9000 people per day utilise the tram. It joins up to the Stockholm Tunnelbana and the Tvärbanan at Alvik providing transfers to both.

Length: 5.7km
Stations: 10
Frequency: 10 minutes during peak, 20 minutes off-peak.


The saltsjöbanan serves the south-eastern suburb of saltsjöbaden and carries 19,600 people per day. It consists of a single line with a branch at the end. Currently there are plans to modernise and convert the line to light rail to increase service frequency.

Length: 18.6km
Stations: 18
Frequency: 15-20 minutes in peak and 20 minutes off-peak with a 30 minute service late evenings.

Spårväg City

The newly reconstructed and extended Djurgårdslinjen is a new initiative in Stockholm to provide light rail transport across the centre of the city. It was finally opened at the end of 2010 and has proven to be a big success. It is currently planned to be extended to Ropsten from T-Centralen to provide a connection to the Lindigöbanan and the metro system at both ends.

Stations: 11
Frequency: Every 7-8 minutes most of the day and every 15 minutes late night.


Buses in Stockholm play an integral part where the railway systems detailed above do not reach. They primarily act as feeders within areas to the nearest railway system, or act as cross-suburb connectors. The Blåbusslinje of Stockholm consist of blue coloured buses that are highly frequent and either operate within the city centre (routes 1-4), as cross suburb connectors or as long distance connectors to communities without rail (route 676 to Norrtälje).

Route 4 is an incredibly busy route used by nearly 60,000 per day (21.9 million a year). Routes 1-4 are normally operated every 4-6 minutes in peak and 7-8 minutes off-peak. The other Bläbusslinje (13 routes) are operated at a minimum frequency of 15-20 minutes off-peak.

The red buses in Stockholm are community buses or local lines. These buses primarily exist to connect rail infrastructure to communities. Some operate at very frequent intervals of every 5-6 minutes during the day, and others are less frequent. These make up the bulk of the 500 bus routes that provide the backbone to Stockholm's public transport network. They also provide the night routes of Stockholm's transport system that cover almost the entire city with a bus route frequency of once per hour during the week and often between every 15 and 30 minutes at the weekend from 1:00am until 5:00am.


Stockholm has ferries that cover archipelago around Stockholm. They are not a main form of transportation for many and are used by 1.7 million people per year.

Map of all rail transportation in Stockholm


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Stockholm Public Transport Developments


The Citybanan project is a 6km tunnel underneath the most populated parts of Stockholm. It's core purpose is to separate long-distance trains from the Pendeltåg due to overcrowding on the bridge between Norrmalm and Södermalm where 24 trains per hour pass over a double set of tracks. This causes delays for the entire Swedish railway network as 80% of all long-distance trains in the country pass through Stockholm.

As part of this project two new stations will be constructed in the city for the Pendeltåg - Stockholm City Station (attached to T-Centralen and Stockholm Central Station) and Odenplan station which is attached to the tunnelbana.

The project is expected to be completed by 2017 and is expected to cost 16.3 billion SEK.

Tvärbanan Extension to Solna

The highly successful Tvärbanan is being extended from Alvik to Solna Arena. This 7km extension will link up the western portion of Stockholm with the south by rail without having to pass through the centre of the city. The extension is expected to cost 3.6 billion SEK.

In 2012 the signalling on the Tvärbanan will be upgraded to allow 5 minute frequencies on the line. This upgrade will cost 360 million SEK.

The works are expected to be totally finished by 2017.

There are currently plans underway to further extend the Tvärbanan on a branch to Kista - a knowledge centre to the north of Stockholm as well as extension in the south towards the Saltsjöbanan to allow seemless transfer there.

Mälarbanan line quadruplication

The Mälarbanan between Vasterås and Stockholm is being upgraded to allow more frequent commuter services.

The Swedish Rail Administration is studying two route options for the new double track. One route follows the existing line via Sundbyberg. The other follows the existing line from Stockholm Central Station west through Solna as far as Silverdal, then follows a new alignment in tunnel under Järvafältet via Kista to Barkarby. The Barkarby–Kallhäll section is the same for both options.

This project is expected to be completed by 2015.

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Cycling in Stockholm

There are over 750km of cycle tracks in Stockholm city and the city is committed to furthering the number of people who use bikes as a means of transport. Currently 7% of all trips are carried out by cycling - a lower percentage than by walking (15%).

The bike share scheme in Stockholm, Stockholm Citybikes has 94 rental stands in the city and is expanding. A season ticket for the system currently costs 200 SEK for the year between April and October. You can rent a bike for a maximum of 3 hours for no charge.


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Jakobsbergs Bus Terminal

Jakobsberg in suburban Stockholm is having a large bus terminal built at the pendaltåg station to further facilitate passenger transfer from the train system to the bus system and to provide an attractive waiting area.

Construction update photos by SSC user VECTROTALENZIS

Renders of the finished product:


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Excellent price setup, no wonder it motivates a great percentage like that.
The odd thing is that cycling is one of the under-represented modes of transportation in Stockholm comparatively. Sure, 7% isn't bad by international standards, but it is quite low compared to the walking percentage. Hopefully with new initiatives cycling will become more popular. I also guess it's quite difficult because of the more harsh climate and the need for clearing cycleways of snow in winter.

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congratulation to your presentation with a huge number of information - thank you.

the tunelbana - are there plans for expansion? whre can I find a track map of the tunalbana?
There are a few ideas for expansion of the tunnelbana. The two most likely extensions are the blue line to Nacka or the green line from Odenplan to Solna station.

Here are a couple of maps:

First blue line extension from Kungsträdgården through one of these options towards Nacka Forum.

Here is where the possible extension north from Odenplan would be through the currently under construction Norra Station/Karolinska Institutet site:

There are other plans out there, however, the current government is more focusing on tram expansions to better move people around the centre whilst avoiding taking them through the centre.
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