Alvik (Tub1, all lines)

Note:  Some northbound trains turn back at Odenplan or Hötorget, especially when the summer timetable is in effect (mid-June to mid-August), and those trains do not serve Alvik.

In the rush hours, line 18 runs all the way to Vällingby and turns back there, but off-peak, line 18 reverses here at Alvik, on layup tracks that also provide the connection from the light rail line Nockebybanan to the Bromma tram depot. (As we'll see below, Nockebybanan's tracks are between the subway tracks at Alvik station.) These layup tracks consequently have both overhead wire and third rail.

In addition to Nockebybanan, Alvik is also the northern terminus for the new light rail line called Tvärbanan.

The station was opened on 26 October 1952.

Alvik, view looking north

(10 July 2002)
This view looks geographic west, which is timetable north here. A car on line 12, Nockebybanan, is awaiting departure from the platform it shares with northbound subway trains (to Åkeshov, Vällingby and Hässelby strand). To the right is the platform used by arriving trams on line 12 and southbound subway trains (toward central Stockholm). The two center tracks are the light rail tracks, and the subway uses the outside tracks.


Alvik, view of platform 3/4

(10 July 2002)
This view of platform 3/4 (track 3 is the Nockebybanan's arrival track, and track 4 the southbound subway track) was taken from the short walkway that connects the two platforms behind Nockebybanan's bumper blocks. Behind us is a waiting room and Alvik's south station exit, as well as a small staff lounge.


Alvik, southbound train arriving

(10 July 2002)
A train of older stock on line 18 (to Farsta strand) arrives on track 4, having just reversed on the layup track north of the station.


Alvik, southbound train departing

Alvik, southbound train departing

(10 July 2002)
The same train to Farsta strand departing Alvik. This photo was taken from the extreme southern end of the platform.


Alvik, northbound train

(10 July 2002)
A northbound train stopping on track 1.


Alvik, northbound train approaching

Alvik, northbound train approaching

(10 July 2002)
A northbound train approaches Alvik from Kristineberg.


Alvik, southbound train arriving

(10 July 2002)
A southbound train pulling in on track 4.


Alvik, north ticket hall

(10 July 2002)
A view of the north ticket hall, looking toward the escalators and stairs to and from the platforms used by the subway and line 12.


Alvik, north ticket hall, view 2

(10 July 2002)
This view of the north ticket hall shows the escalators and stairs that connect with Tvärbanan's station.


Alvik, northbound train arriving

(10 July 2002)
A northbound train on line 19 for Hässelby strand arrives on track 1.


Alvik, looking south

(10 July 2002)
An overall view of the station looking timetable south.


The following photos are of Nockebybanan. Since I don't have a section on my site yet for Nockebybanan (these are the only photos I have), they go here.

Alvik, line 12 on track 3

(10 July 2002)
This light rail car has just arrived on track 3 to provide cross-platform transfer with downtown-bound subway trains (on the track farther to the right, out of sight here).


(10 July 2002)
This sequence of seven photos shows a car on line 12 arriving at Alvik on track 3, then making the move through the crossover to track 2 to enable passengers to transfer across the platform from northbound subway trains (on track 1) to line 12.

Alvik, car on line 12 approaching

Alvik, car on line 12 arriving

Alvik, car on line 12 arriving on track 3

Alvik, car on line 12 stopped on track 3

Alvik, car on line 12 crossing over

Alvik, car on line 12 crossing over, view 2

Alvik, car on line 12 stopped on track 2


Alvik, car on Nockebybanan waiting at track 2

(10 July 2002)
A car on line 12 awaiting departure on track 2. Track 1, the subway's northbound track, is out of sight at the right. You can just barely tell that this car is signed "Nockeby."

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