See the stations of the future today

For the first time, we now have images showing what the interior of Sofia station will look like, as well as the new areas at Gullmarsplan, the ticket halls in Nacka and the platforms at Slakthusområdet station and Järla station.

News  News  2023-06-20

Come 2030, you can be 100 metres below ground at Sofia station, on your way from the lift from Stigbergsparken towards the platform and the metro services heading south. On this particular day, perhaps you have plenty of time, so you take a good look around. Perhaps you think, “What a great combination, that turquoise wall and gold-coloured letters,” while also wondering who came up with the idea.  

“The artists have been involved in the process since back in 2015. They’ve worked closely with the architects and engineers to ensure that the artwork is an integral part of every station. The artwork in Stockholm’s metro system is important, and we’re proud to be continuing that tradition with the world’s longest art exhibition,” says Martin Hellgren, who is responsible for all the stations being built when extending the Blue Line south from Kungsträdgården.  

Realistic for travellers

However, the new images do not simply show the artwork. They have been produced from the computer model used as the blueprint for the entire new metro system. They show the scenes as seen from eye level, and the colours and textures have been processed and reviewed by the artists.  

“We use angles that are relevant and that provide future travellers with as realistic an image as possible. We also want to show things that we’re asked about, such as how the lifts at Gullmarsplan and Sofia will work,” says Martin. 

Now, you’re sitting on a train heading south, that same afternoon in 2030. At Gullmarsplan, you lift your eyes from your screen – you’re soon at your destination – and see just how beautiful the station looks. “I wonder what that’s supposed to represent,” you think, but there’s no time to find out, it’s your stop, Slakthusområdet. Perhaps you look down now, remembering an article you read a long time ago. “The floor really does look like ice that someone’s skated across. I wonder who came up with that idea?” 

Here, you can see all the new images and find out the names of both the artists and the artworks. 

Sofia

Artists: Peter Johansson and Barbro Westling
Name of the artwork: “Flux”

Station Sofia, mellanplan
Sofia, mezzanine floor
Station Sofia, biljetthall
Sofia, ticket hall and entrance.
Station Sofia, plattform
Sofia, mezzanine floorSofia, ticket hall and entrance.Sofia – the second deepest platform in the world.

Sickla

Artist: Anna Lerinder 
Name of artwork: “Utblick och riktning” (“View and Direction”)  

Sickla – ticket hall, Sickla station house.

Järla

Artist: Cilla Ramnek 
Name of artwork: “Direction Home”  

Järla platform.

Nacka

Artist: Thomas Karlsson 
Name of artwork: “Elefanten och Noshörningen” (“The Elephant and the Rhinoceros”)

Nacka – ticket hall at the corner of Skvaltans väg and Vikdalsbron.
Nacka – ticket hall at the corner of Skvaltans väg and Vikdalsbron.Nacka – ticket hall in Jarlaberg.

Gullmarsplan

Artist: Jesper Nyrén 
Name of artwork: “Windows”

Gullmarsplan –mezzanine floor from which you take the escalator down to the platform.
Gullmarsplan – way up at Mårtensdal.

Slakthusområdet

Artist: Helena Isoz 
Name of artwork: “Åkning” (“Trip”)  

Slakthusområdet, the platform.

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