Lidingöbanan 11 - Gåshaga



Gåshaga with train

(23 August 2000)
This view is looking timetable north; only a couple of feet beyond the far end of this train, the track ends.  Note the construction going on down by the water; those are apartments, and down there is where Gåshaga brygga will be located.  On the right in this photo, you can just glimpse the Gåshaga station building.
One interesting thing about Gåshaga, as it currently works, is the signaling arrangement.  A train approaching Gåshaga from Talludden will normally cause the signal governing entrance to Gåshaga to turn green, assuming there is no obstruction (e.g., another train) on the track in the station.  When this train enters Gåshaga, the entrance signal turns red (of course), but at the same time, the exit signal, previously red, automatically turns green behind the train.  You can see this in the train's rear-view mirror on the left side.  It's also possible to permit one train to pull into Gåshaga behind another, but in order to do this, a little switch inside the station building must be set to non-automatic mode; this will cause the entrance signal to display a red-over-yellow aspect (stop, then proceed with caution, obstruction in the route).  This can only be done with the dispatcher's permission and is normally only done on his request.


Gåshaga, train and station building

(23 August 2000)
Another view of Gåshaga, with the same train; this is the same train we saw earlier at Ropsten, and I was the driver.  This photo shows the station building a little more clearly.  Some distance beyond the train, you can just barely make out the exit signal, which is green.


Track looking north to Gåshaga

(13 May 2001)
A view of the track, looking timetable north toward Gåshaga.


Gåshaga from across the road

(13 May 2001)
Gåshaga viewed from across the road. One thing that may not be obvious in this photo is that the signals I referred to above have been removed. The only signals now are the entrance and exit signals at Käppala and Gåshaga brygga, and the automatic block signals at Talludden.


Gåshaga, station building

(13 May 2001)
A clear view of the station building and platform at Gåshaga.


Gåshaga brygga under construction

(23 August 2000)
Gåshaga brygga under construction.  The station platforms are visible in the distance.  At this end of the line, as much construction work as possible was done before the line was closed on 4 September.  When the line was reopened on 30 October, this station was essentially complete, except for some signaling details that can't be handled until the station is put into service in the spring of 2001.


Gåshaga brygga, one platform

(21 September 2000)
This view is looking timetable south from one of the platforms at Gåshaga brygga.  This end of the line is closed.  The single track in the distance leads to Gåshaga, which is out of sight in this view.
Notice the modern look and the consistent (over)use of yellow.  Skärsätra, the new station that replaced Centralvägen and Parkvägen, looks very similar.


Gåshaga brygga, both tracks

(21 September 2000)
This view shows both tracks at Gåshaga brygga, with their bumper posts, and both platforms.  The platforms are strikingly long for Lidingöbanan, because they (like the platforms at Skärsätra) are built to accommodate two-car trains of A32 stock, the kind used on Tvärbanan.  A three-car train of A30B/B30B stock is about 45 meters long, while two A32s come to about 60 meters.  In order to run A32 stock on Lidingöbanan, a large number of stations and stops will have to be rebuilt, both to lengthen platforms and to increase the gap between the platform and the track (A32 stock is wider than A30B/B30B).  Skärsätra and Gåshaga brygga, however, have been built to accommodate A32 stock without modification, and narrow metal "gap fillers" have been fitted under the doors of the A30B/B30B stock to minimize the possibility of accidents at those stations with the older stock in service.


Gåshaga brygga, train stopped

(13 May 2001)
Regular service was initiated to Gåshaga brygga on Monday 7 May 2001. Here is a train that has just stopped at Gåshaga brygga on the following Sunday. The driver and conductor have a break of about four minutes here, and are leaving the train to stretch a bit. (Notice that the conductor thought it was a bit chilly that day....)


Gåshaga brygga, train stopped

(13 May 2001)
A view of the same train, looking toward the bumper posts and the water. That's the Baltic Sea, by the way.


Gåshaga brygga, platform 2

(13 May 2001)
This photo shows platform 2, which is not used for trains in normal service (at least not with the current timetable), but which for some reason has the only stop shelter at the station.


Gåshaga brygga, platform 1 with departing train

(13 May 2001)
Platform 1, with the same train departing.


Gåshaga brygga, bumper post

(13 May 2001)
A view of the bumper post on track 2. You can just see the boat dock used by the archipelago boats in the distance.


Gåshaga brygga, train arriving

(13 May 2001)
A train arriving at Gåshaga brygga.



(4 March 2001)
And finally, a picture of me, standing in the snow in front of my train at Gåshaga.  (Taken by my friend Bruse.)

And this ends our tour of Lidingöbanan.

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