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Planning for the new line starts in 2020

Planeringen av nya linjen Fridhemsplan-Älvsjö påbörjas 2020
Work on the next step to expand the Stockholm underground system – the line between Fridhemsplan and Älvsjö – will start soon, according to a decision by the City of Stockholm and Region Stockholm.

“Early next year we’ll start getting organised to work on the new project”, says Stefan Persson, Head of the Planning Department for Region Stockholm’s Extended Metro Administration.

He will take initial responsibility for the extension from Fridhemsplan to Älsvjö. And he knows what to expect – because Stefan was one of the first people to start working on the new underground line in spring 2014.

48,500 new homes
“It’s great that we can benefit from everything we’ve learned over the years. It’s going to be fun to start again from the beginning with studies and consultations”, says Stefan Persson.

The new line will have six stations: Fridhemsplan, Liljeholmen, Årstaberg, Årstafältet, Östberga and Älvsjö. The exact route of the line and the station positions may change during the investigation and consultation periods. According to the contract, the City of Stockholm will build 48,500 new homes close to the new line.

Optimal station positions
“Now we just need to find the best route for the line. Together with the City of Stockholm we’ll also be finding the optimal station positions, so the underground line is as useful as possible to future travellers”, says Stefan Persson.