Universitetet (Tub2, line 24)

Universitetet was opened on 12 January 1975.

This station is named after Stockholms Universitet (the University of Stockholm), located nearby.



Universitetet, panel on northbound platform

(20 January 2002)
This panel on the northbound platform is typical of the artwork at Universitetet. Tiled artwork like this depicts facts from the various sciences. A particular recurring theme is the journeys of Carl von Linné, better known to non-Swedish speakers as Carolus Linnaeus, the Swede who invented our system of classifying species of living things.



Universitetet, detail from tiled artwork

(20 January 2002)
A more detailed look at some of the artwork, the same panel we saw above.



Universitetet, Declaration of Animal Rights

(20 January 2002)
The Declaration of Animal Rights.



Universitetet, UN Declaration of Human Rights

(20 January 2002)
On the track walls, the UN Declaration of Human Rights is shown in Swedish; to add to the challenge of reading it, there are no spaces between the words (similar to the Assemblée Nationale station in the Paris Métro) and the additional markings have been removed from the letters å, ä and ö.



Universitetet, more tile-panel artwork

(20 January 2002)
Again on the northbound platform, this panel depicts pollution, showing, among other things, per capita air pollution in a number of the industrialized countries (the US takes the dubious honor of first place).



Universitetet, northbound train arriving

(20 January 2002)
A northbound train arriving at Universitetet. It's only been a couple of months since C20 (new) stock started running on Tub2.



Universitetet, northbound train stopped

(20 January 2002)
The same northbound train stopped at the platform.



Universitetet, northbound train departing

(20 January 2002)
The same northbound train departing Universitetet.



Universitetet, more tiled artwork

(20 January 2002)
More of the tiled artwork. Among other things, this panel shows (at the left) the relative lengths of the world's longest rivers.



Universitetet, escalator bank

(20 January 2002)
Universitetet has only one exit, at the south end of the station. Here is a view of the escalator bank there.



Universitetet, southbound platform

(20 January 2002)
A long view of the southbound platform, looking timetable north.



Universitetet, animal size and weight records

(20 January 2002)
This depicts the sizes and weights of the largest animals. From left to right, the records are for length/height, weight and wingspan.



Universitetet, emergency exit

(20 January 2002)
For some reason, the door to this emergency exit was wide open the day I was there. Don't ever let anybody tell you Stockholm doesn't have a graffiti problem.



Universitetet, north end of platform

(20 January 2002)
A view of the space between the platforms at the north end of the station.



Universitetet, southbound platform

(20 January 2002)
Another view of the southbound platform, looking timetable south.

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