Arlanda Central Station

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Arlanda Central Station
Arlanda Central.JPG
Entrance from Terminal 5
Station statistics
Coordinates 59°38′59″N 17°55′45″E / 59.64959°N 17.92912°E / 59.64959; 17.92912
Line(s) Arlanda Line
Other information
Opened 1999
Owned by A-Train

Arlanda Central Station (Swedish: Arlanda centralstation) or Arlanda C is a railway station on the Arlanda Line serving Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden. It is served by regional and intercity trains operated by SJ and SJ Norrlandståg AB, and since December 2012 also by Stockholm commuter rail operated by Stockholmståg. Upptåget, which used to operate a commuter service between Upplands Väsby and Uppsala via Arlanda C, now only runs a few morning and night trains on weekends.

Facilities[edit]

Map of Stockholm-Arlanda Airport; Arlanda C is located below SkyCity

Arlanda C is one of three train stations at Arlanda, the other two being Arlanda North Station and Arlanda South Station, both which are exclusively served by the Arlanda Express. Arlanda C is located directly under SkyCity, which is between terminal 4 and 5,[1] and is 39 kilometres (24 mi) from Stockholm Central Station. It is located in a 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) long tunnel, which is one of the longest railway tunnels in Sweden.[2]

Service[edit]

The station is served by 70 daily regional and long-distance trains operated by SJ. The Gävle - Stockholm - Linköping regional route provides an indirect rail connection to Stockholm Skavsta Airport through Nyköping C, which has local bus connection to the airport, travel time being 100 min.

SJ operates northbound SJ 2000 trains from Stockholm, which may continue southwards to destinations in southern Sweden. SJ Norrlandståg, a subsidiary of SJ, operates Norrlandståget ("The Norrland Train") with two daily connections from Stockholm to Narvik.

Since December 9, 2012, Stockholm commuter rail trains stop at Arlanda C every 30 minutes (60 minutes on weekend mornings and nights). It takes 38 minutes from Arlanda C to Stockholm C, and 18 minutes to Uppsala C.[3][4]

History[edit]

Plans for a railway line from the city center of Stockholm to the airport started in the early 1990s. Policy-makers wanted to allow the airport to grow without increasing the road traffic to the airport, and decided to build a railway. The project involved building a branch from the existing East Coast Line from Rosersberg and back at Odensala. Financing was secured by introducing Sweden's first public–private partnership, whereby a private consortium would be granted a 40-year permit to operate the line in exchange for all direct traffic and the right to collect usage fees from other train companies. The contract was won by A-Train in 1994, which started construction in 1995 and completed the line and station in 1999.[5]

From 2006 to 2012, Upptåget operated a commuter train service every 30 minutes between Upplands Väsby and Uppsala via Arlanda C. At Upplands Väsby, passengers could transfer to Stockholm commuter rail.[1] When Stockholm commuter rail started its service from Älvsjö (Tumba) to Uppsala C, Upptåget ended its commmuter service, except for a few morning and night trains on weekends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trains". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stockholm-Märsta/Arlanda-Uppsala". Järnväg.net. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  3. ^ http://sl.se/sv/Om-SL/Nyheter/Ny-pendeltagslinje-till-Arlanda-och-Uppsala-startar-pa-sondag/
  4. ^ Commuter rail service now available at Stockholm Arlanda. Swedavia. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  5. ^ "History". Arlanda Express. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.