Västra skogen (Tub3, all lines)

Västra skogen station was opened on 31 August 1975.

Västra skogen, located in Solna, is the junction point for Tub3. The southern terminal at Kungsträdgården is common to both lines (10 and 11), but line 10's northern terminal is at Hjulsta, while line 11 terminates at Akalla at its northern end. The two lines diverge at Västra skogen.

The setup at Västra skogen is similar to that at Hallonbergen and Rinkeby, with northbound trains running on track 2, and southbound trains on track 4. The difference is that at Västra skogen, instead of track 3 being used primarily for depot moves, track 3 is used for southbound trains on line 10, while southbound trains on line 11 use track 4.



Västra skogen, platform 4

(19 January 2002)
This is platform 4 at Västra skogen, used by southbound trains on line 11 (from Akalla). Note the carved granite in the form of a human profile; this is a recurring theme in the station art.



Västra skogen, turnstiles

(19 January 2002)
This photo shows the turnstiles in Västra skogen's only ticket hall. On the signs overhead, Connex thanks you for riding with them.



Västra skogen, escalator bank

(19 January 2002)
The main escalator bank, upstairs in the ticket hall. Behind the red gate on the left is an elevator that leads to staff lounges and other employee-only areas upstairs.



Västra skogen, escalators

(19 January 2002)
The main escalator bank, seen from the bottom. These are the longest escalators in the tunnelbana and, if I'm not mistaken, the longest in Sweden.



Västra skogen, Connex signage

(19 January 2002)
A pair of directional signs of the type Connex has been installing in many stations in the tunnelbana. These are at the bottom of the main escalator bank at Västra skogen. Just left of these signs, a stairway leads down to tracks 3 and 4 (trains southbound, to Kungsträdgården). To the right, a walkway over tracks 3 and 2 leads to platform 2 (trains northbound).



Västra skogen, artwork at mid-level

(19 January 2002)
Here, the main escalator bank is seen at the left, and the stairs down to tracks 3 and 4 are on the right. This kind of tiled artwork is seen all over the station.



Västra skogen, artwork at mid-level

(19 January 2002)
And this is what you see on the mid-level walkway over the tracks if you're on your way to platform 2.



Västra skogen, northbound C20 train

(19 January 2002)
A northbound train of C20 (new) stock on line 11 to Akalla, stopped at Västra skogen.



Västra skogen, artwork between tracks

(19 January 2002)
This artwork is in the space between tracks 2 and 3. This view is from track 2, looking through to track 3.



Västra skogen, north end of platform 2

(19 January 2002)
I tried to illustrate several things in this photo:

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