Slussen metro station

Slussen is a station of the Stockholm metro, located in Slussenområdet in the district of Södermalm. The station is served by the red and green lines. Originally opened in 1933 as an underground tram stop, on 1 October 1950 it became the terminal of the first metro line running south to Hökarängen,[2] it was again rebuilt when the extension of the line north to Hötorget was opened on 24 November 1957.[3] On 5 April 1964, the first stretch of the Red line, between T-Centralen and Fruängen, was opened.[2]

Slussen
Stockholm metro symbol.svg
Stockholm metro station
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LocationSödermalm, Stockholm
Coordinates59°19′9″N 18°4′19″E / 59.31917°N 18.07194°E / 59.31917; 18.07194Coordinates: 59°19′9″N 18°4′19″E / 59.31917°N 18.07194°E / 59.31917; 18.07194
Owned byStorstockholms Lokaltrafik
Other information
Station codeSlu
History
Opened1 October 1933
Rebuilt1957
Passengers
201979,000 boarding per weekday[1] (metro total)
201939,450[1] (Green Line)
201939,550[1] (Red Line)
Services
Preceding station   Stockholm metro   Following station
towards Norsborg
T13 line
towards Ropsten
towards Fruängen
T14 line
T17 line
towards Skarpnäck
T18 line
towards Farsta strand
T19 line
towards Hagsätra
Location
Green line highlighted
Red line highlighted

Just outside the northern entrance to the metro station, there is a bus terminal for buses to the Nacka and Värmdö municipalities. The terminus for the Saltsjöbanan railway was also located here, but it was moved to Henriksdal in 2016 due to the reconstruction of Slussen. Traffic will resume when the reconstruction is complete, possibly in 2026.[4]

In November 2017 an art exhibition by Liv Strömquist at the metro station sparked a debate about the appropriateness of showing depictions of menstruation to children.[5]

Slussen metro station in 1950

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Fakta om SL och regionen 2019" (PDF) (in Swedish). Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. pp. 51, 67. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b Schwandl, Robert. "Stockholm". urbanrail.
  3. ^ "Slussen".
  4. ^ Spetz, Lennart (13 June 2016). "Sista färden till Slussen / Tio år tills Saltsjöbanan når Slussen igen". Nacka Värmdö Posten (in Swedish). No. 2016–24. p. 8. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ Hunt, Elle (2017-11-02). "'Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway': Stockholm art sparks row". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-21.

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