Hjulsta (Tub3, line 10)

Opened on 31 August 1975.

Hjulsta, the northern terminus of line 10, is also the northern end of a string of suburbs centered on tunnelbana stations: Rinkeby-Tensta-Hjulsta. These suburbs all have significant immigrant populations.



Hjulsta, Cx train stopped

(10 February 2002)
A train of Cx (older) stock at platform 1 at Hjulsta. I was the driver, and snapped this picture while awaiting my departure time. (The normal turnaround time at Hjulsta is 13 minutes.) Note the end treatment; this is the paint scheme and SL logo used when these cars were delivered, with the addition of "SL Tunnelbanan AB," the subsidiary of SL that operated the tunnelbana before CGEA (now Connex Transport) purchased 60% of it and changed the name to Connex Tunnelbanan AB.



Hjulsta, platform 2

(10 February 2002)
Platform 2 at Hjulsta. There are several artworks on the track walls at this station.



Hjulsta, long view of platform

(10 February 2002)
A long view of the platform, and the same Cx train. You can just about see that the train only has four cars; this is standard on Tub3 on Sundays. Also, note that the spotting door is open; I had to remember to lock it before I went around the station to take the next several pictures.



Hjulsta, stairway and elevator from platform

(10 February 2002)
The stairway and elevator that lead from the platform up to the escalators.



Hjulsta, Cx train arriving

(10 February 2002)
A train of Cx stock arriving at platform 2. With service every ten minutes, and a turnaround time at Hjulsta of 13 minutes, another train normally arrives at Hjulsta before the one train leaves.



Hjulsta, station sign

(10 February 2002)
Station name sign and exit sign on the platform. The station name sign uses a very LARGE version of the "SL-grotesk" typeface from 1955.



Hjulsta, Cx train at platform 2

(10 February 2002)
Another Cx train (mine again), this time at platform 2. This is a later end treatment.



Hjulsta, Cx train at platform 2

(10 February 2002)
The north end of the same train. This shows the original end treatment without "SL Tunnelbanan AB" added.



Hjulsta, "kopplingskiosk"

(10 February 2002)
The coupling kiosk at Hjulsta, used when cars are coupled and uncoupled in the evenings. (The couplings and uncouplings in the mornings and afternoons are done at Akalla, the northern terminus of line 11.)



Hjulsta, artwork on track wall

(10 February 2002)
This artwork on the wall of track 1 depicts two streets in central Stockholm as they looked in the early 20th century.

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