Lidingöbanan 5 - Aga

Aga is Lidingöbanan's main station, where our control center, carhouse, staff lockers, main staff lounge, and offices are located.



Aga, station building

(23 August 2000)
This view shows the station building, completed in 1946.  The door that's propped open leads to the control center and staff areas.  The name "AGA" is displayed in white letters on something we call "tårtbiten" ("the cake slice," because it's a wedge shape); to the right of this, two doors lead to a small heated waiting room.  The third door leads to the newsstand on the right, which sort of tends to come and go.  The windows on the left, on the ground floor, are the staff lounge.
Until 1993, bus and rail services on Lidingö were operated by a single entity that had various names over the years.  This entity used the upper floor of the station building as office space.  Part of this space was until recently used by Busslink Lidingö, which operates the bus services on Lidingö.  Now it's all unused as far as I know.


Aga, southbound train approaching

(23 August 2000)
This view shows a southbound (toward Ropsten) train approaching the platform at Aga.  The "cake slice" is barely visible at the extreme left.  The northbound platform is visible to the right of the train.


Aga, southbound train waiting to depart

(23 August 2000)
The same southbound train has stopped at the platform and is waiting for boarding and alighting to be completed, as well as waiting for signal 28 to turn green.  This will only happen when the crossing gates, bells and lights at the road crossing ahead have been activated.  This road crossing is used only by buses and other authorized vehicles; it leads to "bussrampen," a long bus parking area beyond the bushes in the right of this photo.
The person seen on the left is the conductor, who is changing cars.  Trains on Lidingöbanan normally have two cars off-peak and three cars peak.  When three cars are run, the car "nearest" Gåshaga has no conductor and is only to be used by passengers holding monthly or similar passes.  Each train has one conductor, who performs his or her duties in the two "cars with conductor" by changing cars at stops from time to time.  Most conductors change cars at Aga in both directions, as well as at other stops along the line as needed.
The legend "Växeln ej uppkörbar" on the yellow sign next to the signal means that the switch ahead of the train CANNOT be trailed (have its points moved in the trailing direction by the wheels of a passing train).  It's a motorized switch, and if the driver attempts to trail it, the switch will be damaged and the train may derail.


Aga, southbound train ready to depart

(23 August 2000)
The same southbound train, ready to close its doors and depart.  Signal 28 has turned green.


Aga, northbound train approaching platform

(23 August 2000)
This view shows a northbound (toward Gåshaga) train approaching the platform at Aga.  The building in the background at the left is the carhouse.


Aga, carhouse

(6 February 2001)
Here is a wintertime view of the carhouse from the southbound platform at Aga.


Aga, overall view

(6 February 2001)
This view looks timetable north. The station building at Aga is on the left, and the carhouse (with seven tracks, numbered 0 to 6) is on the right. The train in the foreground is a rush-hour extra being taken out of the carhouse; it's scheduled to depart Aga southbound at 15.18 and will be in service until about six-thirty.


Aga, crossing and bus parking area

(6 February 2001)
This view shows the crossing between Aga and Larsberg, as well as the end of the bus parking area called "bussrampen." You can barely make out one bus on the right; it's hard to see because, unlike most buses used in regular service in Stockholm, this bus is white. (Stockholm transit buses are normally painted red and white.)


Aga, bus leaving the bus parking area

(6 February 2001)
A bus departing the parking area. This bus is painted in standard Stockholm transit colors. It's signed "Ej i trafik," which simply means "Not in service."


Aga, southbound train departing

(6 February 2001)
A southbound train departs Aga.


Aga, southbound train at crossing

(6 February 2001)
The same southbound train, kicking up a little snow as it passes the crossing.


Aga, northbound train approaching from Larsberg

Aga, northbound train approaching from Larsberg

Aga, northbound train approaching from Larsberg

(19 March 2001)
In this series of shots, the train on the left is a rush-hour extra that I've checked over and am taking out for afternoon service. Another train is approaching Aga northbound (from Larsberg, the next station south) on the curve. My train is on the side depot track, the track that leads out on to the northbound service track (the one the approaching train is on).


Aga, view from the bus parking area

(22 December 2001)
The carhouse at Aga, seen from the bus parking area.


Aga at night

(3 December 2000)
And finally, an evening view of Aga.

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