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Stockholm Central Station. Photography courtesy Bernard McCoy.

Stockholm Central Station ridership expected to Surge

Stockholm Central Station is the busiest station in Sweden, both for long-distance and within the Stockholm commuter network. More than 60 million passengers commute through Stockholm Central Station every year, and by 2030, that number is expected to reach 150 million passengers per year.

Adjacent to the central station is the main metro station (T-Centralen —T being an abbreviation for "tunnelbana", the Swedish word for "underground" or "subway"), which is the only station where all metro lines meet. More than 300,000 passengers pass through the station every day.

Stockholm Central Station. Photography © Bernard McCoy.

Architecture installation at Stockholm Central Station. Photography © Bernard McCoy.

Gender neutral, Stockholm Central Station. Photography © Bernard McCoy.

Today, Stockholm Central Station is used as a final destination and transit point for long-distance trains, Arlanda Express, and the commuter network, as well as for the metro and for both long-distance and local buses.

Since July 2017, commuter trains have moved from previous tracks at Stockholm Central Station to a completely new line underneath the city center: the City Line. It’s a vital project for long-term rail development in the region and for the creation of an efficient public transport system that meets city requirements.

The new line has greatly improved travel in and out of the city. The system includes a six-kilometer new tunnel under the city center and two new stations. The main one, City Station, is located under Stockholm Central Station and the metro lines passing through T-Centralen.

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