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A smarter and greener Stockholm with extended metro

Issue 3 2015  •  30 June 2015  •  Riggert Andersson, Head of the Extended Metro Administration, Stockholm County Council

The extension of the Stockholm metro is part of this great undertaking and Riggert Andersson, Head of the Extended Metro Administration at the Stockholm County Council, provides further details…

Stockholm’s hybrid bus line installs Siemens charging stations

Industry news  •  16 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Stockholm Public Transport (SL) has installed Siemens charging stations at each end of the electric hybrid bus route between Ropsten and the Karolinska Institute. Siemens, together with Vattenfall have provided a system that can charge the lithium battery of an electric hybrid bus in only six minutes. Fully charged, the buses can operate seven kilometres […]

On track to operate a world-class metro in Stockholm

Issue 3 2012  •  25 June 2012  •  Peter Viinapuu, CEO, MTR Stockholm

Operating on 108km of track, over three lines, and serving 100 stations, the underground metro network in Stockholm is far more than a mode of transport; it’s an absolutely critical piece of the puzzle that makes the city work. In a special interview for Eurotransport, Peter Viinapuu, CEO of MTR Stockholm, is keen to highlight the key aspects behind the goal of operating a world-class underground network.

“Public transport is like the water in the tap,” says Peter Viinapuu, CEO of MTR Stockholm. “It is only when it ceases to work properly that most people become aware of it. We take both our water supply and our public transport for granted. Put simply, underground trains should be on time, safe, secure and clean.”

But Peter and MTR Stockholm have far greater ambitions for the network. “We want to create a world-class under – ground network, and to do that it’s not enough to simply meet the passengers’ expectations,” says Peter.

“We want our passengers to actively and consciously choose to use the underground, because it is the best option.”

Full scale tunnel fire tests of commuter train carriages

Industry news, News  •  9 September 2011  •  ET

The METRO project aims to conduct comprehensive research to improve the safety of travel, work & rescue…

Stockholm Public Transport deploys Gemalto end-to-end solution for world’s first customised travel card

Industry news, News  •  10 May 2011  •  Kaizo

Gemalto, announced that Stockholm Public Transport is deploying AllAboutMe…