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Stockholm metro

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Stockholm metro

LocaleStockholm, Sweden
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines7
Number of stations100[1]
Daily ridership898,630 (average, 2013)
WebsiteSL Official Site (in English)
Began operation30 September 1933 (as premetro)
1 October 1950 (as metro)
Operator(s)MTR Corporation
Train length140 metres (460 ft)
System length105.7 km (65.7 mi)[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
(standard gauge)
Top speed80 km/h (50 mph)

The Stockholm metro (Swedish: Stockholms tunnelbana) is a metro system in Stockholm in Sweden. The first line was opened in 1950. However, underground trams had been used since 1933. The system has 100 stations in use,[1] 47 of them are underground and 53 above ground. There are three lines (Green, Red and Blue) travelling through Central Stockholm. In the year of 2013 the Stockholm metro cars totally carried 328 million passengers inside.[2] It corresponds to approximately 898,630 passengers per day.

The 105.7 kilometres (65.7 mi) long metro system[1] is owned by the Stockholm County Council through Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). The operation is currently contracted to MTR Corporation.

The Stockholm metro system has been referred to as the"world's longest art gallery",[3] with more over 90 of the network's 100 stations being decorated with various works of art.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "SL Annual Report 2006" (PDF). Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). 21 June 2007. p. 17. Archived from the original (pdf) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. "Årsberättelse 2013" [Annual Report 2013] (PDF) (in Swedish). Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). 2013. p. 59. Archived from the original (pdf) on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. Art Discussion website 'Twisted Sifter'

Other websites[change | change source]

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