Rissne (Tub3, line 10)

Opened on 19 August 1985.

Not quite the words of the prophets, but the history of the world is written on the subway walls at Rissne.  Each wall of the station is a timeline, portraying human history starting in 3000 BC and continuing to AD 2000.  These timelines run the length of the platforms, i.e. 180 meters.  The timeline on the southbound track wall is also illustrated with maps.

Rissne, southbound train stopping

(26 February 2001)
A southbound train stopping at Rissne.

Rissne, southbound track wall, color-coded world map

(26 February 2001)
On the southbound track wall, at the beginning of the timeline, a color-coded map of the world.  (This, by the way, is one of the few photos on my site taken with flash; I prefer to use available light, but this part of the track wall was simply too dark for a satisfactory picture without flash.)

Rissne, southbound track wall, historical facts with map

(26 February 2001)
Also from the southbound track wall (and also taken with flash), a few facts about the Ottoman Empire.

Rissne, southbound track wall, timeline

(26 February 2001)
An illustration of the timeline on the southbound track wall, showing the 19th century, with Europe colonizing Africa and the Near East.

Rissne, northbound track wall, timeline with detailed text

(26 February 2001)
The timeline on the northbound track wall is accompanied with detailed text rather than maps.

Rissne, northbound track and platform face, looking south

(26 February 2001)
A view from the northbound platform face, looking timetable south.  The station exit is behind us.

Rissne, view of platform looking timetable south

(26 February 2001)
Another view looking timetable south.

Rissne, station signs

(26 February 2001)
The station signs, which still use the older SL-grotesk typeface introduced in 1955 and used until the mid-1980s.  "Utgång" means "exit."

Rissne, southbound track wall with text about China and map

(26 February 2001)
Another example of the timeline on the southbound track wall.  The lower group of five lines of text, in translation:  "China experiences cultural and economic prosperity.  At the same time, the peasantry is increasingly enslaved.  China pays 750 million copper coins a year to its neighbors, e.g. the Huns, partly to buy peace, partly as aid."

Rissne, looking timetable north

(26 February 2001)
Looking timetable north, toward the station exit.

Rissne, southbound train arriving

(26 February 2001)
Almost the same view as above, with a southbound train entering the station.

Rissne, north-south compass indicator on platform

(26 February 2001)
Underground stations on the tunnelbana in Stockholm have this kind of north-south compass indicator on the platform.  This view also illustrates the color scheme used for the platform itself at Rissne -- white and light blue, which I find very pleasant.

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