SL - Articles and news items

Renewal of Stockholm Metro Red line

Issue 3 2014  •  4 July 2014  •  Sonja Martin-Löf, SL’s Red Line Upgrade Programme Manager

SL – Stockholm Public Transportation – is presently renewing its Metro services on the Red line with the introduction of new C30 vehicles from Bombardier Transportation, together with a new signalling system from Ansaldo STS and the construction of a new underground depot in the southern suburb of Norsborg. SL’s Red Line Upgrade Programme Manager, Sonja Martin-Löf, provides further information and why it is important to transform this line…

Investments to reinforce public transport

Issue 3 2011  •  22 June 2011  •  Göran Gunnarsson, Managing Director and CEO, SL (Stockholm Public Transport)

The Stockholm Region is the largest growth region in Sweden and the population is increasing by almost 30,000 people a year. For all of these people to be able to live, work and travel in the county, an efficient and expansive public transport system equipped to meet current and future demands is essential.

Stockholm is extremely dependent on public transport. Every day, approximately 700,000 people rely on Stockholm Public Transport (SL) to travel in and out of the city centre. During the peak rush hour, almost 80% of all trips to or from the city centre are taken by underground, commuter train, local rail or bus.

Bombardier Receives Order from DnB NOR for Six FLEXITY Classic Trams for Stockholm, Sweden

Industry news, News  •  20 August 2010  •  Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier received an order from Norwegian financial services group DnB NOR for the delivery of six BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Classic trams…

Safe guarding the public with surveillance systems

Issue 1 2008, Past issues  •  15 February 2008  •  Henrik Virro, Project Manager for CCTV & Security, SL

Everyday more than 700,000 people travel with SL – Stockholm’s public transportation company. SL is the head principal for land-based public transportation (commuter trains, light rail, buses and metro) within the Stockholm region.

This means that SL doesn’t operate any trains or buses themselves, instead they engage transportation companies such as Veolia, Swebus and Busslink (among others) to operate the actual traffic. SL has approximately 500 employees but the SL traffic involves more than 10,000 persons, the major part employed through the transportation companies.

Realising the vision

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  19 April 2007  •  Gunnar Alenius, Project Leader, AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL)

SL had a vision to improve the quality of public transport services in Stockholm by installing a real time passenger information system. Achieving this aim has taken SL on a journey that has resulted in the adoption of a vehicle information system and an Intermodal Transport Control System – offering a flexible base for a range of current and future applications.

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (Greater Stockholm Public Transportation Inc.), better known as SL to most Swedes, manages all public transportation in the greater Stockholm area. This area covers approximately 180km from north to south and 100km from east to west.