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), which is the only station where all metro lines meet. More than 300,000 passengers pass through the station every day.
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 centre, the City Line. The City Line is 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 into and out of the city. The system includes a six-km new tunnel under the city centre and two new stations. The main one, City Station, is located under Stockholm Central Station and the metro lines passing through T-Centralen.
Overall Better Mobility
The project aims to increase capacity, permissible speed and safety at Stockholm Central Station to accommodate for the needs of transport to, from and within Stockholm in the future.
The station’s redevelopment was conducted in its existing environment, i.e. extremely busy, with different transportation modes, and involving a very complex setup of the north and south yards of the station with very limited space, which required our experts to be innovative. WSP was also responsible for coordination with other consultants in ensuring overall project success.