Yellow Line moving south
There will not be a Yellow Line to Arenastaden, there will be a Green Line instead. However, the yellow colour will not be disappearing from the future metro map. Instead, it will become the colour of the metro line to Älvsjö.
In 2014, 16,000 Stockholmers voted on the colour of the new line between Odenplan and Arenastaden – and Yellow won. At the time, the plan was for a separate line with shuttle traffic, although this was changed in 2016. Instead, the line will continue south from Odenplan on the same tracks as the Green Line.
“Since then, we’ve discussed internally whether the Yellow Line should be part of the Green Line. Now, though, the Public Transport Administration, which is responsible for the actual metro services, has decided that this is a good time to make this change. On the one hand, we have a new line that needs a new colour, and on the other hand, the time is approaching to start running metro services to Arenastaden. So, it’s a good idea to decide this now,” says Niklas Bergman, head of FUT (Förvaltning för utbyggd tunnelbana), the administration responsible for the expansion of the metro system.
Accordingly, the future metro map is being changed. The Green Line will have a branch to Arenastaden, and the most recently decided line between Fridhemsplan and Älvsjö will be a Yellow Line.
“Since the metro to Älvsjö is a separate line, it’s good for it to have a colour of its own,” says Niklas.
“At the same time, it’s great that the colour that Stockholmers voted for almost ten years ago will remain on the metro map,” he ends.
The decision on the colour does not affect the routes or future services.