Sundbyberg

The station was opened in 1875. The original station building was replaced by a large office building in the 1960s. The current station building is from 1986.
Sundbyberg is an old railroad suburb of Stockholm. There were large farms here hundreds of years ago, as there were in many parts of the area around Stockholm, but in the 1870s a railroad line was being built from Stockholm to Västerås. The owner of the land around what is now Sundbyberg, Anders Petter Löfström, persuaded the railroad to build a station at Sundbyberg, and subdivided much of his land for housing. Over the following decades, the area's proximity to Stockholm by railroad attracted numerous factories, and with them working-class residents. Nowadays, Sundbyberg's economy is more service-oriented, with a number of consulting firms located here. But the little city's working-class image persists.
Since Sundbyberg grew up around the railroad, it's only fitting that it not only has a commuter rail station, but in my opinion the best transfer between subway and commuter rail in the Stockholm region. (The other two transfers, at Stockholm central/T-Centralen and Farsta strand, involve lots more walking, and in the latter case it's walking outdoors.) The tunnel that connects the subway station Sundbybergs centrum with the commuter rail station at Sundbyberg is not particularly pleasant, but at least it's fairly short and protected from the weather.


Sundbyberg, RR crossing, southbound train approaching

(29 September 2001)
This railroad crossing in Sundbyberg sees frequent trains -- not only commuter trains, but short-distance trains that run over the northern route to Västerås and Örebro, and even Gothenburg, plus the odd freight train.


Sundbyberg, southbound train

(29 September 2001)
Yeah, I focused wrong, so sue me. I put this photo up because, despite the lack of focus, it provides a good view of the end treatment of the type X10 cars from the early 1980s.


Sundbyberg, railroad station

(29 September 2001)
Here, from across Järnvägsgatan (Railroad Street), is the commuter rail station. It's a fairly typical station of the type SJ built in the Stockholm region in the 1970s and 1980s. Pretty undistinguished, really.


Sundbyberg, tunnel

(29 September 2001)
Here's that tunnel. As I said, not too pleasant, but functional. The point where the picture was taken is under the southbound tracks.


Sundbyberg, station entrance

(29 September 2001)
The entrance to the station, down in the tunnel. This is the only entrance.


Sundbyberg, view from platform

(29 September 2001)
This photo was taken from the platform (southbound side), looking at Järnvägsgatan. The types of buildings seen here are typical for Sundbyberg.


Sundbyberg, northbound train stopped

(29 September 2001)
A northbound train (for Bålsta) stopped at Sundbyberg. The sign over the platform tells us the time the train was scheduled to leave (17:48), that it's a short train, its expected departure time (17:50), and its destination.


Sundbyberg, northbound train departing

(29 September 2001)
The same train departs Sundbyberg. This view shows the end treatment used on the original X1 cars from 1968.


Sundbyberg, southbound train arriving

(29 September 2001)
A southbound train arriving. The message at the bottom of the sign says that the train will terminate at Stockholm central because of work on Årstabron (the railroad bridge between Stockholms södra and Älvsjö).


Sundbyberg, interior of commuter train

(29 September 2001)
Not a pleasant sight, is it? Unfortunately, some of the cars do look like this on the inside, and not enough seems to be done about it.


Sundbyberg, renovated interior

(23 January 2002)
For contrast, here is the interior of a renovated car. The page on Västerhaninge has exterior views of a train of renovated cars.


Dansktåg at Sundbyberg

(18 February 2002)
A view of a northbound train at Sundbyberg. This stock was rented from DSB, the Danish state railways, in early 2002 to meet an acute car shortage.

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