First Sunday of April is already here! That means we are ready to introduce yet another subway station in our stoRy. This time, we are talking about Ängbyplan, a station opened in the autumn of 1952 in a western part of Stockholm called Södra Ängby.
From 26 October 1952, when it was opened, up until 1962 the station called nowadays Ängbyplan used to be called Färjestadvägen, taking the name of a street nearby it. Before the station was opened in the 50s, there used to run a tram service since 1944.
Today Ängbyplan has one island platform and two tracks alongside it. There is only one ticket hall towards the western part of the station. It serves the T19 green line in the subway system of Stockholm, being followed by Åkeshov towards Hagsätra in the south-eastern part of the line and Islandstorget towards Hässelby Strand, on the western part of this green line.
The decorations here were made by Åsa Lindström in 1994. She used tile to decorate the walls in the stairwell, just outside the ticket hall. The artist lets to understand that she got her inspiration for this station from the Ottoman tradition, getting the style of her work from ornaments which one can find in Topkapi Palace or in the Rüstem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul.
Ängbyplan is one of the least busy stations in town with a bit over 1.500 passengers on a regular day. But if during your stay in Stockholm you will get off at Ängbyplan you can visit the beautiful Judarskogen Nature Preserve, which is only at about 850 meters away from here.
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Text and photos: Ionut @ stoRy touRs