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Date of opening1 Oct 1950
Network length105.7 km (65.69 mi)
Stations104 (100*)
Lines3        Line history
Stations per line34.67
Avg. station distance1,047 m (0.65 mi)
Avg. line length35.23 km (21.90 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
According to official website. 7 operational lines
System typeMetro, known as Tunnelbana
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)847,000 (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)8,010 (4,980)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)3.73 EUR (as of 2009); access gates, smartcard (touchless)
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 650 V, 750 V (Blue Line)
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
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Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010

To-scale map

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Transit mapsSystem map imagesö - moving trains

Upcoming Openings

 2020 – Blue Line extension southeast to Nacka Forum and southwest to Hagsätra via Gullmarsplan. 19 km.

Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:

Rating: 3 stars (gold)  Stockholm

Stockholm's tunnelbana is referred to as the world's longest art gallery because works of art have been integrated in almost every station since the 1950s. SL spends 10 million SEK per year in safeguarding and developing artwork.

Photo: Entrance of Odenplan station from 1952.
Works of art can be found in 90 of the 100 stations. 140 artists have contributed so far.

Photo [from SL's free metro art booklet, see Reference]: Platform of T-Centralen station on the Blue Line, designed by Per Olof Ultvedt in 1975.
Many stations in Stockholm, especially on the Blue Line, have been left as rock caverns, which gives them an outstanding, unique atmosphere.

Photo: Rinkeby station, built in 1975 on the Blue Line with gold mosaics, paintings, and sculptures.

Guided Tours

Tours of the metro system, guided by experts. For dates and reservation contact the tour operator or check their website.

'The Art in the Stockholm Metro' guided tours, duration 1-1,5 hour, visiting 4-6 stations. Tour operator: Föreningen Stockholms Auktoriserade Guider.
Since 1997, SL has been running regular guided tours of the art in the Stockholm Metro. The tours are in Swedish all year round, with English tours available in the summer. Each week, four or five stations are visited with an expert, qualified guide who will tell about the art, the architecture and the artists behind the works. There is no extra charge for the guided tours, but you will need a valid ticket in order to join. Tour operator: SL (metro operator).

Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Get the free "Art in the Stockholm Metro" booklet from the ticket booths at T-Centralen or other stations. Ride the Blue Line for the most spectacular works of art, get off and explore the stations that are painted rock caves.

Metro Museum

tram museum Spårvägsmuseet. Mainly trams but also a some subway exhibits, including pictures and models about art in the stations.
Address: Tegelviksgatan 22 (bus 2, 55, 66 to Sofia).
Hours (check before visiting): Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–4pm. Admission: 30 SKR. Features: Interactive installations, library, shop and café with play area.
Reference: (official website).

24-Hour Services

Friday, Saturday night

Reaching the Beaches

Baltic Sea fjords: Hässelby Strand (above ground) and Farsta Strand (underground).

Lines with a View

On its way from Slussen to Gamla Stan, the T-Bana crosses the sea on a bridge, offering a nice view of the mediaeval old town with its beautiful buildings.

Photo by Robert Schwandl,
The district of Soedermalm is visible from the opposite direction.

Photo by

Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
SS-grotesk (SL-grotesk, digitized: Esseltub) 1Stig Åke Mö,

1 SS-grotesk has been replaced by Helvetica in the 1980s and later by FF Meta. Still found in some stations though.

Departure Procedure and Sounds

A buzzing sound, several seconds long, announces the closing doors (wav by K. Karlsson), rarely preceded by an announcement "Dörrarna stängs". Inside the trains, a pre-recorded female voice says: "Nästa: [name]" (meaning "Next stop: [name]") and, occasionally: "Byte till Tvärbanan" ("Change for tram line") (wav by K. Karlsson).

Blue Line train departing from Rinkeby station.

Duration: 0:26 

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  Stockholm photo gallery.Wallpaper.

Metro Movies

Films with scenes set on this metro:

1997: Spår i mörker

Handpicked Resources Photo gallery of Stockholm's cave stations.
sl.seArt in the Stockholm Metro (PDF). Stockholm SL 2008. Free booklet Official website

Generic Links for Stockholm Tunnelbana

Wikipedia entry at entry at
Railway Gazette search at
Discussion at
System photos at Google Images
City information at

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