Lidingöbanan 6 - Centralvägen

The next two stops on Lidingöbanan after Aga used to be Centralvägen and Parkvägen.  On 4 September 2000, the line was closed north of Aga (i.e., from just past Aga to Gåshaga), Centralvägen and Parkvägen were removed, and a new station called Skärsätra was built between them.  The entire line was reopened on 30 October 2000.

Here are some views of Centralvägen both before and after it was closed.

Centralvägen, last day of service

(3 September 2000)
A view of Centralvägen on its last day of service before being closed.  This is the south platform (nearest Aga).  The station building was on this platform (in fact, at this writing it's still there) because this platform was used by Ropsten-bound trains; that's the convention on Lidingöbanan.
There is a road crossing immediately behind the photographer's position, and the "V" signal shown displays a red aspect ("stop") if the crossing gates, bells and lights are not activated, a white aspect ("movement permitted" -- note, NOT "proceed") if they are.
Below are two more views of Centralvägen on 3 September 2000.

Centralvägen, last day of service

Centralvägen, last day of service

Here are a couple of photos taken while the line north of Aga was closed.

End of the line at Centralvägen

(12 September 2000)
The track from this point, on the north (far) side of the road crossing from Aga, to a point between Kottla and Högberga was completely replaced.  In this view, the track has been severed, but replacement has not yet begun.

Centralvägen, station building (closed)

(12 September 2000)
The now abandoned south platform with station building.  The red-and-yellow sign standing on the platform, in the right middle of the photo, informs passengers that there is no train service from this platform and that they should use the replacement bus service.

One thing about Centralvägen that may not be clear from these photos is its interesting construction.  It had two platforms on the (geographic) north side of the line, one platform on either side of the road crossing, and only one track.  Northbound trains negotiated the road crossing and stopped at the (timetable) north platform, while southbound trains negotiated the crossing and stopped at the (timetable) south platform.  This minimized the time that the very heavily used road crossing was blocked by passing trains.

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