Tunnelbana - Metro, Stockholm

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    Kungstradgarden station
    by ChrisSheena
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    Kungstradgarden station
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    Kungsträdgården station
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    Interesting Metro Ride

    by ChrisSheena Updated Jan 1, 2015

    We had heard about the artwork in the Stockholm Metro so took a quick ride to take a look. We purchased three one way tickets for a one way ride from T-Central to Kungstradgarden – the next stop on the line 11 route. For about 36 SEK each (I’m sure this was too little) we were able to travel one stop and visit this unique metro station. The station is spotlessly clean with green and red-and-white striped platforms and classical roman type garden. The blue and white cave like wall and statues add further to this interesting station.

    Kungstradgarden station Kungstradgarden station
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    The longest art gallery in the world

    by brazwhazz Written Dec 11, 2011

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    The Stockholm metro is known as "the longest art gallery in the world," as most of its stations are decorated with some kind of artwork.

    In my home town of Montreal, all metro stations are also decorated with art, but they come nowhere near close to the splendour of Stockholm's metro stations. If you happen to be in Stockholm on a rainy (or cold) day, you could do far worse than exploring the city's metro stations. It is like visiting a museum for the cost of a local transit ticket!

    Start by downloading and printing this excellent PDF document describing the art in the Stockholm metro:
    http://sl.se/Global/Konst/Engelska%20broshyrer/Art-MetroENG_webb.pdf

    In summer, you can also take an interesting guided tour of the metro, but it will only take you to 4-5 stations due to obvious time constraints. For more information, check out my tip in "Off The Beaten Path" section.

    P. S. I have by no means visited every one of Stockholm's metro stations, but my "top 3" are: 1) Kungsträdgården for its dark underground garden with classic sculptures; 2) Solna centrum, for its over-the-top colour scheme and many interesting objects; and 3) Thorildsplan for its colourful '80s video games-inspired mosaics.

    Solna centrum station Thorildsplan station Kungstr��dg��rden station
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    Guided art tours (konståkning)

    by marielexoteria Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Almost all subway stations have pieces of art as part of their decor and every now and then SL arranges guided tours on Thursdays and Sundays about these pieces. They're free if you have a valid SL ticket, otherwise it costs what the ticket costs. See schedules on the website at the "Website" field.

    Edit Jul 2009: they have changed the schedules for the art tours. On Tuesdays, they show art along the Blue line, on Thursdays, along the Green line and on Saturdays, along the Red line.

    An interesting piece of information regarding the third picture on this tip can be found here.

    Baskets: the bags of the 1700's at R��dhuset st. Art at T-centralen, blue subway line platform Art at R��dhuset station The train comes thru this arch at R��dhuset st. Art at Vreten station (notice the blue cubes)
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    Underground bedrock art

    by Sjalen Updated Oct 3, 2006

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    The 'blue line' on the underground
    Because Swedish geology means bedrock, the underground is no exception. The blue underground line is deeper down than the rest and this means that it is not only physically cooler but gorgeous. The rock has been left all curvy since the blasting to create the underground track and this means you walk in rocky halls to get to the platforms. They are also painted in different colours and some have further decorations. Public transport meets art! There is a booklet about it which is for free in the ticket booths. Sorry for the dark pic - I'll work on it once I get to know the digital better.

    T-Centralen station
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    Art in the Tunnelbana

    by sim1 Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    The Stockholm Underground (Tunnelbana) is not only a way of transportation, it is also a place where you can see a lot of art. Sometimes it is a bit hidden and you have to keep your eyes open to find it, but when you start to look around you, above you, beside you, you will start to notice that it is everywhere! Here are some photos that I took at several stations: T-Centralen, Stadshagen, Fridhemsplan and Kungsträdgården. Nowadays about 130 artists are present through their art in the Tunnelbana. This can either be skulptures, mosaics or paintings. Maybe it is not all to your taste, but it certainly gives character to the place. And it made my trip with the Tunnelbana not only a trip from A to B, but also something worth to look at and discover.

    Some of the stations that are known for their art are: Kungsträdgården, Östermalmstorg, Stadion, Rissne, Universitetet and Fridhemsplan.

    T-Centralen Stadshagen Fridhemsplan Fridhemsplan Stadshagen
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    Underground Art

    by parisanglo Written Mar 31, 2008

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    As if to compensate for the absence of graffiti, many of Stockholm's T-Bana metro stations are adorned with contemporary art. Radhuset T-Bana station is particularly famous for its artworks.

    Metro Art Kungstradgarden Radhuset
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    Free Internet

    by bobs12 Written Nov 25, 2005

    One of my favourite things when travelling is free internet.

    Stockholm bus station has free internet acces (admittedly on a huge screen where everyone can read you email along with you).

    Ooh, is that from your girlfriend?

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