Tunnelbana (Underground), Stockholm
Stockholm's underground railway is known as the T Bana,and runs over three lines.The trains are quick,clean and efficient,and not too overcrowded like some systems.The pricing works on a banding system,and can be a little difficult to work out.If you intend to make a few journeys it is better to purchase a multi journey ticket,which are also valid on busses,trams and some ferries.
The metro of Stockholm is called Tunnelbana (T-Bana) and consists of seven lines, which are grouped into three colours (green, red and blue). It was opened in 1950 and has at present approximately 100 stations, many of which are located in Stockholm's suburbs.
The metro network is divided into three zones, which are the basis for the price system. In 2004 tickets could be bought as paper coupons (1, 10 or 20 coupons) or as travel cards (1, 3 or 30 days).
On my trip in 2011 I used the reuseable electronic SL access card, which costs a fee of 20 SEK. All sorts of tickets can then be loaded on the card, which is also valid on the city buses and all other vehicles of Stockholm's public transport.
The Stockholm Metro is called Tunnelbana. It is a network with three lines: a red, a green and a blue line. The Tunnelbana is not the best way to travel inside the centre of the city. The stations are quite far apart, so in the real centre it is often better to walk. But the metro is a perfect way to get into the centre. From far the trains depart towards the centre, so you'll be there fast.
The Tunnelbana are known for the large amount of modern art inside the stations. There always have been spent a lot of money and time on art, and today the works of about 140 artists decorate the stations: statues, paintings, mosiacs... The Stockholm Tunnelbana are known as the longest museum of modern art in the world: 110 kilometre!
The Stockholm subway system, called Tunnelbana or T-bana, consists of three lines, the green, red and blue, and the stations are marked with a sign showing a large blue T.
Some of the stations are colourfully decorated, like the one in this photo, at T-Centralen station.
We caught the subway a couple of times and found it clean, safe feeling and fairly straight forward.
The first time there was no ticket office attendant, and we couldn't see any ticket machines...so we travelled for free. The second time there was an attendant...but I think they may have sold us return tickets when we wanted one way...oh well, guess it made up for the free trip we had earlier that day!
When you visit Stockholm, there is al lot you have to see. To be able to see all beautiful things and places the best way to travel in stockholm i to use the public transportation system. Busses, Subway, "pendeltåg" and tvärbanan and so on.
The cheapes ticket for a tourist i a 1-day, or 3-days "travelcard" these tickets alow you to travel as much as you want during 1 or 3 days. If you stay longer than that you can buy travelcards for 30 days, even for a year. Here are some prices (jun 2004): (You can get a discount if you are under 18, over 65 or have retired with pension. That is why ther are two prices for eah alternative)
30 day card 600:- 360:-
3 day/72 hour 180:- 110:-
1 day/24 hour 95:- 55:-
Saturday-Sunday card 265:- ---
Jan-Apr 2135:- 1280:-
May-August 1730:- 1040:-
September-December 2330:- 1400:-
Year card 6195:- 3720:-
For a full pricelist and latest information visit www.sl.se, or , www.sl.se/english
Stockholm has so to say a good network of public transport. Some of the attractions are just outside the city center, so you will need a ticket for the public transport. At the time I visited Stockholm, the daily card was sold for SEK equivalent of 10 euro but I am not sure how much it is now. Anyway this is an expencive price, seeing that in Athens for the same thing you will pay 3 euro, while it has maybe a better public transport network.
The system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground and 53 above ground.
Some of the stations are real attractions. Rådhuset looks like a cave. Trädgården is also quite interesting.
the city has a fairly extensive underground/subway network known as the Tunnelbana or T-bana. There are three lines identified by colour - red, blue and green - which all pass through T-Centralen, the station adjoining the main train & bus station. Stations are identifiable by the white circular sign with a blue T.
We bought a 3 day travel card for 200 SEK which we were also able to use on the buses and was valid for all zones on the Tunnelbana. It was valid for the full 72 hours from when it was purchased so we were able to use it on the fourth morning before it ran out which proved handy! We were staying a little out of the city centre and taking the underground at least twice a day, as well as several bus trips etc to see the sights. So having the card was definitely the best option for us. Other options are to pay single fares [20 Sek for inner city], buy books of 10 tickets [for single journeys in the inner zone], a single day travel card or, if you buy a "Stockholm Card", this gives you free travel as well as entry to around 70 of Stockholms museums and attractions.
We were a little confused at first [we did arrive quite late at night and were tired!] but once we got going we found the Tunnelbana easy to use and felt safe even travelling late at night. Speaking of which, the operating hours are until 3.30am Sun through Thurs and to 4.30am on Fri & Sat.
The most convenient way to travel around Stockholm (especially if you're staying in a Hotel away from the main city center) is the subway.
Each trip costs 30SEK, while a 1 day ticket costs 100 SEK and a 3 day ticket costs 200 SEK.
These tickets are also valid for the connection to the airport by commuter train and bus, and some ferry connections (to Skansen for instance). It's best that you check if the ticket is valid before boarding.
One thing to look out for on the Tunnelbana is the art in some of the stations. our local stop, Kista, had this sculpture on the platform. They are decorated in different ways and some more than others but it certainly is more interesting to pass through & stop at than plain bland stations that all look alike!
The best way to get around in Stockholm. You can buy zone tickets if you don´t travel so much with the subway/metro or you can buy 1, 3, 7 or 30 day travelcards. With the travelcard you can ride how much you want. You can use the zone ticket and travelcards at the bus also.
You can buy tickets and travelcards at Pressbyrån, they are located evrywhere in Stockholm. Mostly by a Tunnelbana (subway/metro) station.
For prices wisit the website.
DONT MISS MY VIDEOS OF THE TUNNELBANA
The subway transportation system in Stockholm consists of three lines (blue, red, green) and is very easy to understand; it's very hard to get lost beneath the surface! The trains are generally looked after very well, and riding the newer blue trains (those with electric signs in the front informing you of their destinations) is quite comfortable. Though, older, bulky and noisy trains are still in use on the Red Line and occasionally on the other two.
There are no specific subway tickets, as the entire local transportation system is run by the same company, SL; you may combine bus and train rides using the same ticket! It's a good idea to buy a ticket that gives you unlimited access to SL's services for a specific period as buying the "Forkopsremsa" (a prepaid ticket slip with a number of units that get stamped by the assistants before heading down the subway or catching a bus or any other alternative means of transportation run by SL, is quite so expensive).
If you are visiting Stockholm for just a few days then the best way to get around is to buy a special
T-Bana metro ticket called a Forkopsrema. This handy little ticket gives you the right to 8 return journeys or upto 16 single journeys (the ticket is physically stamped by an assistant behind the counter before each journey).
The Stockholm underground metro system (called the Tunnel-Bana or T-Bana) is fast, efficient and incredibly clean. Apparantly the T-Bana authorities make sure that all graffiti is regularly cleaned from the trains and from the station premises. According to legend, trains are even occasionally delayed due to the cleaning of graffiti!
Here you will find information about travelling with Stockholm Transport (SL), tickets, and the Journey Planner in English. The Journey Planner helps you find the quickest route between two addresses or stations.
One of the fastest way to move and explore Stockholm is the Tunnelbana (subway). As in all subways it carries you fast from one point of the city to the other. But the difference in this subway is that its stations are a piece of art.