T-Centralen (Tub1, all lines)

T-Centralen (Tub2, all lines)

T-Centralen consists of two stations:  one for Tub1 and Tub2, and one for Tub3.  The Tub1/Tub2 station, opened on 24 November 1957, has two platforms on two levels.  One platform serves northbound Tub1 trains and southbound Tub2 trains; the other serves northbound Tub2 trains and southbound Tub1 trains.  This intelligent design makes it easy to transfer if you need to travel, say, from Odenplan (Tub1 north of T-Centralen) to Gärdet (Tub2 north of T-Centralen):  you simply take a southbound Tub1 train from Odenplan, and at T-Centralen you transfer across the platform to a northbound Tub2 train.  The drawback of this design is that if you need to go from T-Centralen to Gamla stan (the next station) or Slussen (the one after Gamla stan), you can take either Tub1 or Tub2, but you have to choose because they're on separate platforms.

T-Centralen, southbound Tub1 track and platform face

(6 February 2001)
This photo shows the southbound Tub1 track and adjacent platform face at T-Centralen.  As with the photos of Fridhemsplan, notice the curvature of the track and platform.



T-Centralen, southbound line 17 train arriving

(6 February 2001)
A southbound train on line 17 (to Skarpnäck) arriving at T-Centralen.



T-Centralen, southbound train on line 17 stopping

(6 February 2001)
The same southbound train, but it's easier to see some details of the train's appearance.



T-Centralen, southbound train on line 17 departing

(6 February 2001)
The same southbound train as it departs T-Centralen.
 



T-Centralen, northbound train on line 24 arriving

(3 December 2000)
The northbound Tub2 track, on the same platform as the southbound Tub1 track pictured above. This train on line 24 is bound for Mörby Centrum.
 



T-Centralen, northbound train on line 13 arriving

(3 December 2000)
The northbound Tub2 track again, this time with a train on line 13 bound for Ropsten.
 



T-Centralen, northbound track and platform face for Tub1

(16 March 2001)
The northbound Tub1 track and platform face.



T-Centralen, southbound track and platform face for Tub2

(16 March 2001)
And finally, the southbound Tub2 track and platform face.



T-Centralen, north ticket hall

(10 July 2002)
The north ticket hall at T-Centralen. This ticket hall is the only one with direct access to all platforms (although the Tub3 platforms are reached by two escalators or two elevators). It also leads directly to Sergels torg, a large central square that was built in the 1960s and looks it. The Cultural Center, which includes exhibition and concert space and the Stockholm City Theatre, is right at Sergels torg.



T-Centralen, escalators to lower Tub1/2 platform

(10 July 2002)
These escalators go to and from the lower of the two older platforms. This platform serves northbound Tub2 trains and southbound Tub1 trains, as the sign indicates.



T-Centralen, signage in north ticket hall

(10 July 2002)
This photo more clearly shows the signage for the escalators to the lower Tub1/2 platform.



T-Centralen, north ticket hall, ticket booths

(10 July 2002)
A view of the ticket booths in the north ticket hall.



T-Centralen, southbound train on line 19

(10 July 2002)
A southbound train on line 19 (for Hagsätra) arriving at T-Centralen's lower platform.


T-Centralen (Tub3, all lines)

The appearance of this station betrays its 1970s origin.  It's very different in look and feel from the Tub1/Tub2 station, which opened in 1957. The Tub3 station opened on 31 August 1975.




T-Centralen, Tub3, track wall

(26 February 2001)
This view shows the easily recognizable blue color that dominates the Tub3 station at T-Centralen.  It also shows the track-wall station name signs, similar to the ones at Solna centrum and Näckrosen.



T-Centralen, Tub3, station signs

(26 February 2001)
Another view of that blue color, but also a view of the signage used in the station.  The signage in the Tub1/Tub2 station is very similar.  As I've pointed out elsewhere, I don't care for this style of signage.



T-Centralen, Tub3, escalators to Tub1/Tub2

(16 March 2001)
A group of escalators leading up from the Tub3 platform to (ultimately) the Tub1 and Tub2 platforms. At the top of these escalators is a pair of moving walkways that cover the rather long distance to the Tub1/Tub2 station. There is a picture of the moving walkways farther down on this page.



T-Centralen, Tub3, mid-platform passage

(16 March 2001)
The passage between the platform faces at the center of the Tub3 platform.



T-Centralen, Tub3, walkway on platform

(16 March 2001)
This passageway leads to a set of long escalators that take passengers up to the Vasagatan exit from T-Centralen.



T-Centralen, Tub3, ceiling artwork

(16 March 2001)
This artwork is in the chamber at the bottom of the moving walkways that run from Tub3 up to Tub1/Tub2. It depicts the workers who built the chamber.



T-Centralen, Tub3, moving walkways

(16 March 2001)
These are the moving walkways. When I took this picture, work was being done to stop leaks in the ceiling, hence the scaffolding you see. It isn't normally there, of course.


These black-and-white photos were taken by my friend and colleague Thomas Flachsbinder.


T-Centralen, Vasagatan ticket hall

(April 2002)
This ticket hall, with exits to Vasagatan, was built and opened along with Tub3.



T-Centralen, moving sidewalks

(April 2002)
Thomas's view of the moving sidewalks. Taken after mine, but the scaffolding was still in place. It was removed later in the year.



T-Centralen, signage in Vasagatan ticket hall

(April 2002)
This signage is at the top of the escalators in the Vasagatan ticket hall. It shows the entire tunnelbana network as three divisions: Tub3, Tub2 and Tub1.

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