Arlanda Central Station

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Arlanda Central Station
Arlanda Central.JPG
Entrance from Terminal 5
Coordinates59°38′59″N 17°55′45″E / 59.64959°N 17.92912°E / 59.64959; 17.92912
Owned byA-Train
Line(s)East Coast Line
20192,500 boarding per weekday[1] (Stockholm commuter rail)

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, intercity, and night trains operated by SJ, and since December 2012 also by Stockholm commuter rail. 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.


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,[2] with Arlanda C itself opening in 2000 on the East Coast Line shortly after the opening of Arlanda North and Arlanda South stations.

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.[3] When Stockholm commuter rail started its service from Älvsjö (Tumba) to Uppsala C, Upptåget ended its commuter service, except for a few morning and night trains on weekends.


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,[3] 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.[4]


The station is served by 70 daily regional and long-distance trains operated by SJ.

SJ operates northbound fast trains from Stockholm to Östersund, Sundsvall and Umeå.

Since 9 December 2012, Stockholm commuter rail trains stop at Arlanda C every 30 minutes (60 minutes on weekend mornings and nights). It takes 36 minutes from Arlanda C to Stockholm City station, and 18 minutes to Uppsala C.[5][6]

Preceding station Stockholm commuter rail symbol.svg Stockholm commuter rail Following station
Knivsta 40 Upplands Väsby
Preceding station SJ Following station
Uppsala Central
towards Duved via Ljusdal
Northern Main Line Stockholm Central
Uppsala Central East Coast Line
Uppsala Central
towards Falun Central or Mora
Dala Line
Uppsala Central Gävle–Linköping
SJ InterCity
Stockholm Central
Preceding station Vy Tåg Following station
Uppsala Central
towards Luleå or Narvik
Night Trains to Upper Norrland Stockholm Central


  1. ^ "Fakta om SL och regionen 2019" (PDF) (in Swedish). Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. p. 52. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ "History". Arlanda Express. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Trains". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Stockholm-Märsta/Arlanda-Uppsala". Järnvä Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-04-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Commuter rail service now available at Stockholm Arlanda Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. Swedavia. Retrieved 3 August 2013.

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