The Stockholm Metro Map, also known as the Tunnelbana Karta, can be overwhelming at first glance. With over 100 stations spread across 3 lines, understanding how to navigate and plan your route can be a daunting task. But fear not, because in this complete guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the Stockholm Metro Map. From the history of the system to how to read the map and plan your route, we’ve got you covered.
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The Stockholm Metro system, or Tunnelbana in Swedish, first opened in 1950 with just one line. Today, the system has expanded to include 3 lines covering approximately 110 km and 100 stations. The trains run from 5 am to 1 am on weekdays, and from 6 am to 1 am on weekends. The frequency of the trains varies depending on the time of day, but on average, the wait time is 3-15 minutes.
Now onto the map itself! The Tunnelbana Karta can be found at every station on the metro system. It’s a simple, color-coded map with 3 lines (red, blue, and green) representing the 3 metro lines. Each station is represented by a circle, with the name of the station written in both Swedish and English. The map also includes points of interest, such as parks and major museums, which can help you plan your route based on your desired destination. One thing to note is that the metro system runs on an honor system – there are no gates to swipe your ticket, so make sure you have a valid ticket before boarding the train.
To plan your route on the Stockholm Metro, you can use the SL (Stockholm Public Transport) app or website. You simply enter your starting point and your destination, and the app will tell you which metro line and which station to take, as well as how long the journey will take and when the next train is due. Pro tip: rush hours in Stockholm are typically between 7 am – 9 am and 4 pm – 6 pm, so plan accordingly to avoid the crowds.
If you’re planning to use the Stockholm Metro for a longer period of time, you can purchase a SL card or a period ticket. The SL card can be loaded with a certain amount of credit and used to pay for individual rides, while the period ticket is valid for a set number of days and allows unlimited travel on all metro lines. Both options can be purchased at metro stations or at SL Centers around the city.