Lidingöbanan 1 - Ropsten

The subway terminal at Ropsten is also one of Lidingöbanan's two termini and the major bus terminal for the Lidingö bus services.  Here are a few pictures of Ropsten:

Ropsten, platform and train

(23 August 2000)
This picture shows two of the platforms at Ropsten, along with two of the signals regulating departure from Ropsten.  The tracks are, from left to right in this picture, 1, 2 and 3 (track 3 is not seen here).
To leave Ropsten, the driver (me, that day for the train shown) must open a locked box and press a button.  This causes any switches to be moved, the route locked, and signals set green from Ropsten to the next station, Torsvik -- assuming, of course, that no conflicting route is set, nothing is obstructing the tracks over the route, and the drawbridge (see picture below) is locked in place.  In this picture, if you look at the very center at the sign marked "16 Ros", there is such a box mounted on the light pole to the immediate left of the sign.  It just looks like a black square.

Ropsten, platform, train and track 3

(23 August 2000)
Taken on the same occasion as the photo above.  The track the train is standing on is track 2, and the empty track in the foreground is track 3.  In the distance at the middle right, you see the (old) Lidingö bridge, which the rail line uses.  The near end of the bridge is a drawbridge.

Waiting room at Ropsten

(23 August 2000)
The waiting room at Ropsten.  A Lidingö politician once described it in a meeting I attended as "Soviet," and I tend to agree somehow.  This photo was taken on the same occasion as the two above; you can barely see the train through the right-hand set of doors.  My conductor is seen talking to the owner of the newsstand that's built into the right-hand wall.

Two-car train at Ropsten

(3 December 2000)
A two-car train in the evening at Ropsten.

Original car 5 at Ropsten

(19 June 2001)
On 19 June 2001, the new station at Gåshaga brygga was officially inaugurated. As part of the festivities, car 17, an A24 in original condition, was used for special service. (The A24 class is the original designation of the cars still in service. After they were rebuilt in the years around 1990, they were redesignated A30B. The driving trailers are called B24 and B30B respectively.) And car 5, one of the cars originally used to provide service in the early years of the South Lidingö line, was brought up from the Swedish Tramway Society's national museum tramway at Malmköping for the day and also ran in special service. This picture shows that car at Ropsten.

Original car 5 at Ropsten

(19 June 2001)
This view shows the side of car 5, along with some of my colleagues cutting up on the platform at Ropsten.

Ropsten, stairway to Lidingöbanan's waiting room

(11 March 2002)
The stairway to the waiting room at Ropsten. This stairway is accessible from the bus terminal and from the parking lot. The gate at the top of the stairway is only open until 8 p.m. weekdays, and it is closed on weekends and holidays.

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