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^^ Some additional info: A great part of the tram line in Lund is buildt on what used to be a busway called "Lundalänken" (english translation "the Lund link").

The stops indicated on the map above could be translated/explaned like this:
Lund C = Lund central station
Universtitetssjukhuset = "The university hospital". By some reason most cities in Sweden that have a university calls their hospital "university hospital".
LTH = Lunds tekniska högskola = roughly "Lunds technical school for higher education". For some reason in Sweden technical schools on university level usually are called "högskola" (directly translated high school but definitively not what's called a high school in english ).
Ideon = ?
Höjdpunkten = ?
Solnjer = ?
Brunnshög centrum = ?
Max IV = science stuff
Science Village / ESS = science stuff

Lund is a town with both a well known university and a well known technical school for higher education on university level. In the summer when school's out Lund really feels like a small town, late night on a saturday evereything is closed (including McDonalds, Burger King e.t.c.) except a pizza/kebab joint near the station, much like you would expect in any small town.

Another public transit related thing about Lund is that the city of Lund and "Trafikverket", the national rail and road infrastructure agency, have since many years a conflict regarding expansion from two to four tracks on the railway southwards from Lund C to Malmö (the biggest city of Scania county). Trafikverket of course wants to just widen the track bed while Lund wants the tracks to be stacked because they insist on keeping a historical industrial building. Although historical to Lund, not much of general interest and it's even questionable if the building really would need to go down for this expansion.

Due to this conflict, the four tracking northwards from Malmö stopped at Arlöv where the two track line to Lund and a single track via Lomma, called "Lommabanan" (bana = line, banan = the line), diverges. For many years Lommabanan only saw freight traffic but due to the cognestion in Lund some commuter trains actually runs on Lommabanan during rush hours.

The main train services throughout this area are:
The local stoppers called "Pågatåg" (tåg = train, påg = scanian dialect for boy) which mostly run inside Scania.

The regional trains called "Öresundståg" (Öresund = the sound between Scania and Denmark) which runs between Denmark (Copenhagen area) and various southern parts of Sweden including Gothenburg via Scanias second biggest city Helsingborg, Kalmar via Alvesta-Växjö and Karlskrona.

The long distance trains, mostly the state owned train operator SJ with their "X2000" trains (one of them were btw tested on the NEC in USA), in this area Copenhagen-Malmö-Lund-Stockholm and Malmö-Lund-Gothenburg. SJ also runs night trains between Malmö and Stockholm. There are atleast one more train operator too, called "Snälltåget" which is a part of Veolia/Connex (Afaik a french company) which runs slightly slower long distance trains Malmö-Lund-Stockholm.

In the summer season Snälltåget has been running Berlin Night Express from Malmö to Berlin via the ferry between Ystad and Sassnitz (Mukran). This night train uses swedish rolling stock which is slightly larger than standard european stock. However in former east germany, the train lines from Sassnitz (Mukran) were wide enough to fit Soviet/Russian loading gauge (in case of war and in case of the Soviet Union and the GDR couldn't trust Poland they could ship war materials via ferry this way), so therefore the bigger swedish loading gauge (which still is smaller than the russian loading gauge) fits the two main lines to Berlin. When they buildt a new main station in Berlin they made it fit the swedish loading gauge so the trains could go there instead of having to end at Lichtenberg a bit eastwards of the central areas. Germany and Sweden uses the same electical system on their railways (15-16kV, 16 2/3 - 16,7 Hz AC) and thus uses the sam electrical system for powering the wagons from an electical locomotive/engine (1000V AC 16 2/3 - 16,7 Hz). (The swedish word for electical power to the wagons is "tågvärme" = "train heating", the german word is "Zugsammelscheine").
 

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Nice too see some progress in Lund. Haven't actually seen any pictures of it.
Can't wait for more!!

Universtitetssjukhuset = "The university hospital". By some reason most cities in Sweden that have a university calls their hospital "university hospital".
Not really, it's because they are a University to train new Doctors and other specialists as well as they research new cures. And receiving and caring for patients just gives them a never ending stream of realistic educational subjects.

Much like a technical university trains engineers and do relevant research on their field.
 

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Another public transit related thing about Lund is that the city of Lund and "Trafikverket", the national rail and road infrastructure agency, have since many years a conflict regarding expansion from two to four tracks on the railway southwards from Lund C to Malmö (the biggest city of Scania county). Trafikverket of course wants to just widen the track bed while Lund wants the tracks to be stacked because they insist on keeping a historical industrial building. Although historical to Lund, not much of general interest and it's even questionable if the building really would need to go down for this expansion.

Due to this conflict, the four tracking northwards from Malmö stopped at Arlöv where the two track line to Lund and a single track via Lomma, called "Lommabanan" (bana = line, banan = the line), diverges. For many years Lommabanan only saw freight traffic but due to the cognestion in Lund some commuter trains actually runs on Lommabanan during rush hours.
To put things into context here:

Planning monopoly rests with the municipalities in Sweden ("Kommunalt planmonopol"). That is no project through built-up areas can get ahead unless cleared by the municipality in question. Which in general affects railway constructions more than roads (as everyone wants a station in their town, or doesn't want the railway cutting through, and railways tend to go through built-up areas a lot more than inter-city roads for historic reasons etc).


Lund isn't the stingy municipality in this case. It was Burlövs kommun (Arlöv & Åkarp) that blocked progress for many years. Until the municipality got rewarded for their extortion with a new tunnel through Ã…karp (it has no point of relevance whatsoever for rail traffic but it saves ten houses in Åkarp to put things in perspective). This tunnel alone has ensured that construction began only last year (originaly planned to be completed together with Öresundsbroen in 2000) and will last until 2023-2024 (instead of the three years an expansion along the current tracks would've taken).


The last stretch south of Lund C isn't as pressing for the operations of rail traffic as max speed will retain at 60 km/h and every passenger train from all directions are going to stop at Lund C in any scenario. Unfortunatley they've decided to cut out a new construction of the rail bridge over Ringvägen some 500 meters south of Lund C (the bridge is almost 90 years old and bicycle/footway passage is pathetically narrow). In a future of 20-30 years the two bridges next to Lund C at Svanegatan and Trollebergsvägen will likely have to be replaced as well which is why I guess we won't see anything until at the earliest 2030-2040 or so.
 

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Great to see Lund investing into light rail. I wished similar sized Norwegian cities could be inspired to do the same.
I think Lund is benefitting here from being a suburb of Malmö and thus by extension a suburb of Copenhagen ... so there is extra incentive in channeling people easily to and from the train station that offers commuter trains to both cities.
 

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Re the rendering above:

It looks like the pedestrian space to the left have an uneven surface - will bring people with strollers and wheeled luggage into the bicycle area. Also there seems to be trees right in the middle of the pedestrian area. How about having the trees between the pedestrian area and the bike lane, and preferable some kind of barrier?

Is it a combined pedestrian and bike lane to the right? It looks too small for that. If it's a pure bike lane then the fence to the right should fence off all pedestrians.

Let's hope that this is just incorrect details in the rendering.
 

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From the Stockholm Thread:


Construction of LRT line 'Spårväg Syd' has been advanced by four years - construction starts already next year.

Tågälskaren said:
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: ÄNTLIGEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spårväg Syd tidigareläggs– startar redan nästa år

Det stora och påkostade projektet med att bygga en spårväg mellan Flemingsberg och Älvsjö i södra Stockholm tidigareläggs flera år[...]
Some short facts:
LRT line in the shape of a bow which will connect the municipality of Huddinge with the city of Stockholm.

Length: Approximately 17 km
Frequency: 10 min
Travelling Time: Approximately 35 min
Number Of Stops: 16

Sources: https://www.stockholmdirekt.se/nyheter/klart-sparvag-syd-ska-byggas/[email protected]/ ;
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stockholm/nytt-avtal-for-sparvag-syd


Old explainer video on Spårväg Syd:


NOTE: Spårväg Syd means 'Tramway South'
 

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Beautiful thread. Here come some positive news to share with you all.

The first tram CAF has arrived to Lund city in southern Sweden on the 29th of July. Work progress for establishing the light-rail link between Lund C and the European Spallation Source-ESS are well underway.

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One of the numerous stops, pictured in december 2019
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For more related exciting content, please, follow the source link [direction to the official FB page].
 

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This is how the revamped interior of subway (tunnelbana) cars C20 in Stockholm looks like inside.:


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The aim is to have as little difference from the next generation cars C30 as possible in terms of both design and technology.
Compared to the older design, the seat arragement has been changed to create more space for the disabled and parents with child waggons, the comfort level has been improved, and more IT solutions have been applied.
The first modernised cars have already been approved for test rides on the subway line in Stockholm as well. Whole the fleet of C20 cars consisting of 271 units will be upgraded to meet the new standard [Source]
 
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