The Stockholm Underground Swedish : Stockholms tunnelbana , lit. The first line opened in , and today the system has stations in use,  of which 47 are underground and 53 above ground. There are three coloured main lines on the tube maps. These do however form seven actual routes with different termini.
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The city is situated on various islands which makes city transport a special enterprise. The Stockholm T-bana is also considered to be one of the most beautiful metro systems in Europe, especially the newest line blue is a real art gallery. Stockholm's tunnelbana is km long 62 km are underground with stations.
From most trains have been replaced by the new Vagn The Stockholm Tunnelbana is operated on the left. Between Slussen and Skanstull the Tunnelbana uses a tunnel already built in for rapid tram lines serving the southern suburbs.
Today's southern legs of the Green Line partly follow the alignments of these tram lines. This line was later converted to metro standard and integrated into the western section of the Green Line opened in The underground section of the Green Line between Fridhemsplan and Skanstull has a shallow alignment and is certainly the most frequently used for trips within the inner city.
Between Slussen and T-Centralen the green and the red line run parallel on separate tracks allowing comfortable cross platform transfer, at Slussen and Gamla Stan in the same direction, and at T-Centralen in the opposite direction. The Green Line actually consists of three independent lines operating along a shared section:.
The Red Line consists of two lines:. The same year the Red Line was finished the blue line opened its first segment. This line is almost entirely underground except Kista station and all stations were built in rock at a depth of m. All of these stations boast a great design by different artists. Due to the deep alignment the line is not very busy with inner-city traffic, most passengers board the trains at T-Centralen to go to the northwestern suburbs. Along the surface strech of the Akalla branch another station, Kymlinge, was built but never opened.
It will probably never open as it lies in a now protected area. The Blue Line operates two lines:. Vreten renamed Solna strand on 18 Aug This may be the start of a new line Yellow Line. In the northwest, a 2-station extension from Akalla to Barkarby railway station is also under construction Find out more about these projects here!
Long-term projects :. More about Stockholm trams here! Cross-platform interchange with Tunnelbana at Alvik. Eventually in , it was extended from Alvik to Solna centrum 5. A northwestern 8 km branch to Kista and Helenelund is under construction. Apart from the Tunnelbana and the light rail lines, Stockholm has several other suburban railways:.
SLL - Transport Projects. Stockholms Tunnelbana at Wikipedia. Rail News from Sweden incl. Stockholm's Tunnelbana by Lars Mattias Radvall.
Stockholm Trams at UrbanRail. Citybanan Gallery at UrbanRail. Read your webmaster's personal impressions on the different Stockholm urban rail systems Aug Robert Schwandl: Metros in Scandinavia. Brombergs - ISBN Art on the underground. Tunnelbana History. Other Rail Transport in Greater Stockholm. Net Citybanan Gallery at UrbanRail. Net Read your webmaster's personal impressions on the different Stockholm urban rail systems Aug
Blå linjen (Stockholms tunnelbana)