Many new projects for Stockholm´s public transports are under investigation. This has been the case for a long time and many wonder for sure why nothing happens.
Discussions about new metro lines and how to connect suburbs with each other are going on all the time. Financial problems have stopped many projects but also the fact that so many projects are under investigation at the same time has caused delays since it take time to find out how hey affect each other.
The public tram, Tvärbanan, will be extended from Alvik to Solna. Most trams in Stockholm disappeared in the 60ies when the metro was built but several new lines are now being planned. The present tram from Djurgården to Norrmalmstorg will also be extended to the Central station.
One other project is Tvärbanan City, which will go from Ropsten to Hornsberg, i.e. from the north east of the city through the city centre to the west.
The last time the metro system was extended was in 1994 when the green line was given an extra station at Skarpnäck. The latest big extension was in 1985, when the line between Västra skogen and Hjulsta was completed. Now it might be time for some new major investments.
A metro from the Central station to Nacka has been discussed for decades but now there is a realistic chance that it might be a reality since Nacka and Värmdö are growing fast. Slussen, where the busses from Nacka arrive today, can not swallow that many more passengers. There is however still not clear when such a decision can be made, even less when the construction could start.
Another project is to extend the metro from Odenplan to Solna centrum via the new accommodation- and shopping quarters that will be built around the former North station between Stockholm and Solna.
(Dagens nyheter, Svenska dagbladet Stockholm News)