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Stockholm Tunnelbana

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ABOVE: A Vagn 2000 articulated trainset of the Stockholm T-Bana. INSET PHOTOS BELOW: Outdoor station sign, electronic platform sign with waiting times for trains, and Stockholm Tourist Centre.

The T-Bana

photoStockholm has a modern and extensive underground network. The Tunnelbana or "T-Bana" system, which was begun in the 1930s and expanded over the next two decades, now has 101 stations in the city center and outlying areas. Stations are labeled with "Tunnelbana" or "T" signs, and most are shown on tourist maps.

You'll need a ticket or pass to ride the trains; these can be purchased from machines in any station. Options for visitors include:

photoSL zone tickets. Buy single-use tickets for 1, 2, or 3 zones, or save money with an SL Access stored-value card that you can top up with credits as needed.

SL Travelcards. All-you-can ride passes give 24 hours, 72 hours, or 7 days of travel in the Stockholm metropolitan area. (The 7-day version requires purchase of an SL Access stored-value card.) In addition to saving money, these TravelCards eliminate the need to figure out zones or validate ticket coupons.

Web links:

Stockholm Public Transport
The city's official public-transportation site has information in English for foreign visitors.

Tunnelbana Map
Look at this map from Wikimedia Commons, and you'll see that the three major lines converge at T-Centralen, where you can connect to the central railway station, the city bus terminal, and the Arlanda Express airport train.

Underground Art
Stockholm's Tunnelbana is now "one of the world's longest art galleries," with art in 90 out of 100 stations. This link will take you to an online gallery of works at the main T-Centralen station. (Look carefully, and you'll see a "Stations" menu in the margin that you can use to see works in other T-Bana stations.)

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Stockholm transportation:
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Tunnelbana (subway)
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Stockholm - Index
Stockholm Hotels & Hostels
Vasa Museum
Skansen Open-Air Museum
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