Even easier to Arenastaden with the yellow line

22 Nov 2016

The Yellow Line will go from the southern suburbs to Arenastaden and will be completed in 2024. Previously, the plan was for trains to turn around at Odenplan, but now passengers will be able to continue their journey south on the Green Line tracks. Also, the station has been assigned a better location in Arenastaden.

Construction of the Yellow Line is planned to start in 2018. The station will be built into the rock south of Dalvägen. The new station location means that construction will not entail as many disturbances for those living or working in Arenastaden as an earlier proposal from 2015.

“The station will be located at Dalvägen, with a ticket office at ground level. It’s a place that many people pass through and getting down to the metro will be quick and easy,” says Charlotte Liliegren, Property Development and Evaluation Director at Fabege.

Faster journeys to Arenastaden and Hagastaden

The Yellow Line will also go to Hagastaden, another key growth area for Solna. The line has, however, been called into question by some people who think that the commuter train running from Solna station is sufficient.

“There will be even more people active in the area in future, and the metro makes the area less vulnerable for those wishing to travel to Friends Arena or Mall of Scandinavia, for example,” says Charlotte.

The new metro line will enable passengers to travel from Odenplan to Arenastaden in four and a half minutes. Passengers travelling from Gullmarsplan will have a journey of 17 minutes.

Fabege invests SEK 100 million

Fabege has been involved in the negotiations with the City of Solna about the metro, as the company considers rail-bound transport to be a requirement for an attractive district. Fabege was also one of the first property owners to co-finance the construction project, choosing to invest SEK 100 million.

“Rail-bound transport is incredibly important for office employees, visitors and residents. We’re seeing a clear trend – the car is becoming increasingly subordinate to other means of transport,” says Charlotte.